• Quiz software


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

  • 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.

  • Simulation of swimming algae

    Flowfield algae

    The flowfield around the biflagellated swimming green algae Chlamydomonas nivalis produced using the method of regularized stokeslets: the flagella beat at 50 Hz.

  • A braid


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

  • Modelling of slug biocontrol


    Models of the dynamics of agricultural pests can help optimize their biocontrol.

  • Geometric group theory

    Geometric group theory

    The four colour pentagon

  • 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.

  • Quantum cohomology

    Forbenius manifolds

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

  • Network Meta-Analysis


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

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.