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Research and Impact

Research in the Department of Mathematical Sciences is organised into a number of groups interacting with each other and other departments.

We are also members of several scientific networks, addressing a sweep of topics from the mathematics of climate change to geometric group theory. Further broadening our perspectives, we welcome academic visitors to our department, for periods between a week and a year. Most such visits are unfunded (though hospitality will be offered!), but we also have a limited number of Fellowships available as part of our overall investment in excellence.
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A brief description of our own research groups and their interests is given below.

Applied and Computational Mathematics: The group has a wide range of interests in the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations and in magnetohydrodynamics.

Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics: Our research activities fall into the broad categories of quantum field theory, string theory and gravity, cosmology and solitons in field theory. The group's interests are complementary to those of particle physicists belonging to the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, and together we form the Centre for Particle Theory.

Pure Mathematics: The areas of research of the pure mathematics group include global analysis, arithmetic, differential and hyperbolic geometry, number theory, representation theory, topology and interactions of these areas with dynamics, physics, engineering and computer science (robotics).

Probability and Statistics: The interests of the group cover a wide range of topics associated with probability and statistics. In particular, topics studied include Bayes linear methods, applied statistics, analysis of designed experiments, probability, percolation and geometric probability and quasi-stationarity.

The most recent Research Excellence Framework report (REF2014) assessed the Department of Mathematical Sciences as joint 1st in the UK for the impact of our Excellent (3*) and World-leading (4*) research – and 84% of our overall assessment was 3* or 4*.

 

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Our research areas

Find out more about our research areas in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Research areas

Research Seminars

A list of our seminars can be found here