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Mathematics and statistics
Applied mathematics

Applied mathematics

Researchers in applied mathematics are housed in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and study a broad range of topics. The Applied Mathematics group works at the highest level in several areas, including aperiodic order and symbolic dynamics, theoretical physics relating to statistical physics, solid-state physics, and applications of fluid dynamics to aerosol science, meteorology and astrophysics.

Qualifications available

PhD or MPhil


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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent), ideally with a significant project component indicating aptitude for mathematical research.

Potential research projects

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for one of the research projects listed on the School of Mathematics and Statistics’ PhD recruitment page. Projects in Applied Mathematics are likely to focus on the following themes:

  • Aperiodic order and symbolic dynamics
  • Condensed matter theory: photoconduction and hopping conductivity; spintronics and magnetoresistance
  • Dynamical systems theory
  • Statistical physics: particles in complex flows; statistical mechanics of surfaces and interfacial phenomena; a test-tube model for rainfall; planet formation and gravitational collapse
  • Other topics: energy research; magnetic imaging inverse problems; mathematical biology; quantum information.

Potential supervisors


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Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research topic, please contact:

Director of Research, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: STEM-MS-PhD
Phone: +44 (0)1908 655552