• Quantum cohomology

    Forbenius manifolds

    The associativity condition of quantum cohomology provides links with integrable systems through Frobenius manifolds and Yang-Baxter algebras.

  • Wrinkled elastic sheets

    Equiangular spirals

    Work by Ciprian Coman illustrating equiangular spirals on wrinkled elastic sheets.

  • 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.

  • Flowfield around bacteria

    Flowfield bacteria

    The flowfield around a single cell of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis that is constrained between a lower no-slip boundary and an upper stress-free boundary.

  • Geometric group theory

    Geometric group theory

    The four colour pentagon

  • Interactive Illustrations using R

    Screenshot

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

  • Illustration of the t-Test

    Illustration

    Geometric repesentation of Student's t-test showing critical region and a point in the sample space for a sample of two observations.

  • Wavelet analysis of river flows

    Plot

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

  • Modelling the mitrial valve

    Mitral valve model

    A human mitral valve model based on MRI, modelled with the Finite Element-Imersed Boundary method.

  • A deformation of a singularity

    Singularity

    The study of such objects brings together ring theory, topology and algebraic geometry and has applications in integrable systems and mathematical physics.

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