• Lung Cancer in Greater Glasgow

    Map of Glasgow

    Statisticians and health professionals are interested in producing maps showing cancer risk, so that areas with elevated risks can be detected.

  • Multi-scale modelling of heart

    Ventricle model

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

  • 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 deformation of a singularity


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

  • A braid


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Patterns of convection in rotating spherical shell

    Thermal convection sphere

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.