• Ancestry of African Slaves

    Violin plots

    Statistical genetics provides a means of partitioning the ancestry of descendants of African slaves in the USA to different regions of Africa.

  • Statistics with a human face

    Baby face

    Stereo-cameras can provide high resolution data on surfaces such as faces and statistical methods provide a means of analysing the shape information.

  • Wavelet analysis of river flows

    Plot

    Results from a wavelet analysis of daily maximum river flows and their relationships with climate drivers.

  • Multi-scale modelling of heart

    Ventricle model

    A left ventricle model with normal vectors on the endocardial surface.

  • Quiz software

    Screenshot

    The "Model Choice" and "Testing Statistics" software are web-based multiple-choice systems with a focus on detailed feedback to learners.

  • Host-parsitoid coinvasion

    Integrodifference model

    Integrodifference models of host-parasitoid interactions give rise to a wide range of travelling wave dynamics.

  • Soliton theory

    Breather

    Solitons are special solutions to nonlinear partial differential equations but they also parametrize surfaces such as the one depicted above.

  • A braid

    Braid

    Braids appear spontaneously in both topology and category theory, for reasons that turn out to reveal deep connections between these subjects.

  • Simulation of swimming algae

    Flowfield algae

    The flowfield around the biflagellated swimming green algae Chlamydomonas nivalis produced using the method of regularized stokeslets: the flagella beat at 50 Hz.

  • Modular forms

    Tree for modular group 2

    Tree for modular group

The School of Mathematics & Statistics combines world-leading research expertise in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the majority of our submission was judged 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent), with statistics achieving the highest 4* rating in Scotland.

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