• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wavelet analysis of river flows


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

  • Modelling the mitrial valve

    Mitral valve model

    A human mitral valve model based on MRI, modelled with the Finite Element-Imersed Boundary method.

  • Cut domain



  • 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.

  • Quiz software


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

  • 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.

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.