• Host-parsitoid coinvasion

    Integrodifference model

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

  • Regression to the Mean

    Scatter plot

    Regression to the mean: Diastolic Blood Pressure measurements on two occasions.

  • A deformation of a singularity


    The space of deformations of a singularity carries the structure of a Frobenius manifold.

  • Brain activation

    MRI Scan

    Medical imaging provides fascinating insights into the workings of the brain and statistical modelling can help to identify interesting patterns from noisy data.

  • Nitrate Levels in a River Catchment

    River network

    The statistical model used for nitrate levels over a river monitoring network takes account of the flow connectedness of the monitoring sites.

  • Counterflow turbulence

    Counterflow turbulence

    The study of vortex dynamics in superfluid helium may help us understand complex fluid motions, which remains one of natures great challenges.

  • Nonlinear buckling of thick-walled tube

    Thick walled tube

    A thick walled tube with mode-3 buckling.

  • Geometric group theory

    Geometric group theory

    The four colour pentagon

  • Quiz software


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

  • Unfolding



The School of Mathematics & Statistics combines world-leading research expertise in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 have now been announced. This a major review of research across all disciplines, which takes place in the UK every few years. The results give an internationally excellent or world-leading rating to 89% of research in our school, and we are ranked 8th out of 53 submissions in the mathematical sciences across the UK for `research intensity' in the Times Higher Education tables.

If you study with us you can benefit from our excellent teaching standards and supportive learning environment – an impressive 97% of our final year undergraduate students rate themselves as satisfied with their overall experience, according to the 2011 National Student Survey, rating us 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK.

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