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

An overarching research theme of the group is quantum and statistical physics, and the group organises the annual Open Statistical Physics meeting. Other research themes include condensed matter physics, magnetic multilayers and other nanostructures, quasicrystals and aperiodic order, inverse problems and mathematical biology.

Recent externally funded research projects are

Spin@RT: room temperature spintronics, Solving the fundamental limitations for RT spintronics - the role of interfaces in electron spin detection and injection,

Combinatorics of sequences and tilings and its applications, and How do shapes fill space?

Professor Michael Wilkinson was awarded the Maxwell Medal by the Institute of Physics (IoP) in 1997. Research of the group has featured at the 2004 and 2009 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibitions.

- Aperiodic Order and QuasicrystalsThe Aperiodic Order Research Group works in an interdisciplinary area covering aspects of Pure and Applied Mathematics as well as applications in Physics. The group is led by Prof Uwe Grimm, has active international collaborations and regularly hosts international visitors.