• Wavelet analysis of river flows

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

  • 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.

  • Quiz software

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

  • Mountain pine beetle attack

    Mountain pine beetle attack

    In collaboration with entomologists we are using mathematical models to give insight into mountain pine beetle adaptation to changing temperatures.

  • Quantum cohomology

    Forbenius manifolds

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

  • Modular forms

    Tree for modular group 2

    Tree for modular group

  • Wrinkled elastic sheets

    Equiangular spirals

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

  • Unfolding

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  • 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.

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.