The majority of research in UoA 21 Applied Mathematics is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, having been placed in the highest categories of 4*and 3* in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
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Applied Mathematics is one of three sections within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Since RAE 2001 we have focused our present and future research on computationally intensive calculations related to MHD and quantum fluids. This strengthens the Applied Mathematics section in key ways while retaining our traditional internationally recognised strengths in MHD and astrophysical fluids.
Most significant interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments are in archaeology and in vision science, funded mainly by the European Commission and the Medical Research Council.
The ability of Applied Mathematics to interact with colleagues doing experiments or observations is a competitive advantage in rapidly advancing research areas, and makes our research group somewhat special in its makeup. We have 11 permanent members of staff, and our principal research themes within applied mathematics are:
The School has a well stocked library, in addition to the main University's Robinson Library, which has the most vigorous acquisitions in the UK - taking all of the major applied mathematics research journals. All our staff and postgraduate students are supplied with dual-boot (Linux/Windows) computers.
This year the University supported the work of the School by providing new accommodation, investing £3.5m in the complete refurbishment. Integral new facilities include access to grid technology.
To promote an active and vibrant research culture two seminars are held each week - a formal seminar with an invited external speaker, often a collaborator from another institute, and an informal seminar.
Our future aims include the continual development of our strengths, increased international recognition for the combination of traditional theoretical expertise with computational mathematics, and close collaboration with experiments and observations.