School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

About Us

About Us

Our School is home to all mathematics, statistics and physics degrees at Newcastle University.

Rooftops of the Herschel Building, Home to the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University.

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics explores each of its constituent disciplines in two ways: each subject as a stand-alone, specialist subject in its own right, as well as the great overlaps and interactions between them.

Our expertise in modelling, analysis and computation plays a key part in advancing disciplinary understanding and enabling important discoveries in other areas such as clinical trials and industrial statistics.

We have a long and distinguished history in pure mathematics, ranging through complex analysis, geometric and combinatorial group theory, homological algebra, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, quantum groups, quantum computation, operator algebras, representation theory, ring theory, operator theory, topological homology.

In statistics, our broad research programme covers applied statistics and medical statistics, particularly the field of Bayesian statistics, Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics and Stochastic Systems Biology.

Our current research in applied mathematics is concentrated in Astrophysical and Geophysical MHD, Quantum Matter, Cosmology and Quantum Gravity, and Mathematical Biology and Archaeology.   

Our physics research spans experimental and theoretical interests across Emerging Technology and Materials, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astrophysical and Geophysical MHD, Quantum Matter and Cosmology and Quantum Gravity.

Read about our vision for delivering world-class research and teaching in mathematics, statistics and physics.