Research in Mathematics covers various areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics, as well as the History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education.

In the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, we work closely together with our colleagues in Statistics. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, we submitted in Pure Mathematics (including a group of Applied Mathematicians) and Statistics, and also contributed to the submission in Education.  The Pure Mathematics submission comprised 17 academic staff and 2 research assistants. 70% of the submitted research was classified as at least internationally recognised, with 30% internationally excellent or world leading.

Research in Mathematics is funded by research councils (mainly EPSRC) and charities such as the Leverhulme Trust. Postdoctoral researchers, full-time as well as part-time research students and visiting researchers provide a stimulating research environment. We also benefit from an extensive investment in server-based systems forming a powerful Linux computing cluster.

For more detail on research topics in Mathematics follow the links on the right. 

  • Applied Mathematics
    The Applied Mathematics Research Group conducts its research in a number of interdisciplinary research areas, in particular on the interface to physics and biology

  • History of MathematicsProfessor Jeremy Gray was awarded the American Mathematical Society Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize in 2009. He recently obtained a nine month Leverhulme Research Fellowship entitled ‘A scientific biography of Henri Poincaré.’
  • Mathematics Education
    Current research themes include Aspects of Mathematising, Learning and Teaching Mathematics with ICT, Listening to Learners and Teachers, Professional Development of Teachers of Mathematics, and Working Mathematically with Low Attaining Students

  • Pure Mathematics
    The two main research themes of the Group are analysis and combinatorics.