Thanks for the interesting discussions and feedback from the attendees at this year's Launch Event! We also had the opportunity to hear from Thomas Brain and his crowdsolve project (

Keep posting question and giving answers, we had over 20 questions so far with a third already answered!

And here are some pictures of the events:

Find out more and celebrate with us the 2016/2017 launch of the Maths Helpdesk!

Enjoy some free food and drinks with fellow researchers from inside and outside your department.

  • When: Monday, 7th November, 6pm
  • Where: Huxley Building, Level 3, Rooms 341/342

If you wish to attend the Launch event, please register in the form below so we can provide enough food and drink for you all!

See you there!

Around 50 maths PhD students and PostDocs attended the information event today with many new solver sign-ups immediately after. 

It is great to see so much support for the Maths Helpdesk initiative from within the maths department!

  • When: Wednesday the 17th of August @12:30pm
  • Where: Huxley 340
  • Who: PhDs and Postdocs
  • What: Free food and a quick informal talk


The Maths Helpdesk team is happy to share with PhDs and Postdocs in the Mathematics Department more information on what the Maths Helpdesk is, how to benefit from it, and how to participate in it!


The Maths Helpdesk is a platform that will help researchers all over Imperial to connect with one another. Often researchers will face mathematical challenges beyond their scope of expertise but are manageable for mathematicians. By informing you which researcher has what query we hope to allow you to pick and chose problems that you find interesting and think you can help with.


Whether the problem is small or more ambitious, we have found that seizing these opportunities can broaden your skill set, increase your professional network, and can lead to publishable work. We hope to show you that these and other benefits can be found in the Maths Helpdesk.

So feel free to swing by Huxley 340 on the 17th of August for a lunch where we introduce the future plans of the Maths Helpdesk. Free pizza and refreshments will compliment this informal talk obviously!

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