• A braid


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

  • Geometric group theory

    Geometric group theory

    The four colour pentagon

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Quantum cohomology

    Forbenius manifolds

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

  • Quiz software


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

  • 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.

  • Network Meta-Analysis

    Shade plot

    Shade plot for P-values for all pairwise contrasts for a network meta-analysis.

  • Multi-scale modelling of heart

    Ventricle model

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

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.

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.