The Pure Mathematics Group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics is highly respected and has world-renowned researchers in the areas of analysis and geometry, and combinatorics.
Analysis is the study of sets, functions and limiting processes; geometry is the study of shape, position and space. The Open University is currently home to the largest research group in complex analysis in the UK. Researchers in the group are particularly active in complex analysis, complex iteration theory, continued fraction theory, dynamical systems, geometric measure theory and toric topology.
Combinatorics is the mathematics of discrete structures, such as graphs, permutations or designs. Researchers in the group have particular interests in graph theory, permutation patterns, combinatorial designs and the theory of symmetric maps on surfaces.
PhD or MPhil
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Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent), ideally with a significant project component indicating aptitude for mathematical research
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- Director of Research, School of Mathematics and Statistics
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