School of Mathematical Sciences





Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences is organised into seven main Research Groups, together with the theme of Uncertainty Quantification which spans the interests of several groups and is a current area of strategic development. All members of staff are associated with at least one group.

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Algebra and Analysis
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Industrial and Applied
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Mathematical Medicine
and Biology

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Mathematical Physics
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Number Theory and Geometry
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Scientific Computation

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Statistics and Probability
Radio nuclides
Uncertainty Quantification

Academic Research Programmes

Academic staff are involved in a number of large transformative research grant programmes, including:

AirPROM: Airway Disease Predicting Outcomes through Patient-Specific Computational Modelling

This grant was awarded by the European Commission and funds a large consortium of 34 partners. The School has involvement through Dr Brook.

CGR2011TPS: Challenging General Relativity

This major award from the European Research Council for Dr Sotiriou employs a team of researchers over 5 years to try and further our understanding of gravity.

DIGT: Diffeomorphism Invariant Gauge Theories

A further award from the European Research Council for Professor Krasnov aims to develop a new description of gravity in four space-time dimensions.

MHiVec: Mid-to-High Frequency Modelling of Vehicle Noise and Vibration

This European Commission grant aims to enable vehicle manufacturers to minimise unwanted noise and vibration. It involves Dr Tanner at Nottingham.

NETT: Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies

A European Commission 'Initial Training Network', led by Professor Coombes, aims to carry out a range of multidisciplinary projects for training PhD students.



Research Quality

The School of Mathematical Sciences is delighted to be recognised for the quality of its research in the recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF assesses UK higher education institutions in all subject areas and is based on submissions provided by each university detailing their research and the wider societal impact that it has had.

Currently the School sits in the top 10 nationally within Mathematical Sciences for 'research power' and 'market share'; with 32% of its research recognised as world-leading and a further 56% as internationally excellent. Its research environment was classified as 75% world-leading in vitality and sustainability, with the remaining 25% internationally excellent reflecting the outstanding setting the School provides for its academic staff as well as its postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers.

Overall The University of Nottingham is ranked 8th in terms of Research Power.

The School's research has been recognised by awards and prizes over recent years, including:

  • EPSRC Fellowships: Fuentes (2009), Guta (2007), Oblezin (2013)
  • Humboldt Fellowships: Fuentes (2008), Krasnov (2011)
  • Fellowship of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics: Dryden (2012)
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship: Band (2012), Thul (2008)
  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship: Houston (2012)
  • Leverhulme Study Abroad Fellowship: Tretyakov (2012)
  • LMS Whitehead Prize: Owen (2009)
  • Max Planck Society Research Scholarship: Diamantis (2011)
  • MRC New Investigator Award: Brook (2009)
  • MSRI Visiting Research Professorship: King (2011)
  • Pierre Deligne Award: Oblezin (2009)
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship: Weinfurtner (2013)
  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards: Dryden (2012), King (2008)
  • SIAM Julian Cole Lectureship: King (2010)
  • Society for Experimental Biology President's Medal: Band (2014)
  • Society of Rheology Metzner Award: Graham (2011)

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