• Multi-scale modelling of heart

    Ventricle model

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

  • Interactive Illustrations using R


    The rpanel package allows highly interactive plots to be created easily in R. This can be particularly effective for creating dynamic teaching illustrations.

  • Wavelet analysis of river flows


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

  • 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.

  • A braid


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

  • Dynkin diagrams

    Dynkin diagram

    Dynkin diagrams encode the structure of Weyl groups and Lie algebras. Their representation theory is used in many areas of mathematical physics.

  • Busse columns of convection

    Busse columns sphere

    Thermal convection in rotating spherical shell is the fundamental model of the fluid inner core of the Earth.

  • Modular forms

    Tree for modular group 2

    Tree for modular group

  • Network Meta-Analysis


    Mean, mean plot with 95% confidence intervals for a network meta-analysis in diabetes.

  • Intrinsic dynamics of a cardiac excitation model

    Cardiac excitation model

    The electrical properties of the cardiac myocytes are described by multi-component reaction-diffusion equations.

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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