• Ultradiscrete integrable systems

    Cellular automata

    Discrete time evolution of "soliton solutions" in a periodic cellular automaton: three strings of balls of length 1, 2 and 3 interact and emerge unchanged.

  • A deformation of a singularity


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

  • Geometric group theory

    Geometric group theory

    The four colour pentagon

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Quiz software


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

  • 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.

  • Multi-scale modelling of heart

    Ventricle model

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

  • 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.

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.