The Applied Mathematics Department has several leading research groups across a variety of fields.

Our Computational Mathematics group works on a range of problems in high-dimensional numerical integration, computational finance, pattern simulation and complexity. We have a strong group in Fluid Dynamics, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, with interests in weather forecasting, climate modelling, ocean current simulation and wave breaking. Optimisation research in the Department ranges from studies of mathematical programming and computational optimisation to non-smooth optimisation and control. The Nonlinear Phenomena group is concerned with the study of the structure, symmetries and qualitative properties of nonlinear model equations that describe important physical processes. Our Biomathematics group concentrates on issues in optimal scheduling of cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy, modelling nerve cell communication, and pattern formation in inhomogeneous media.

The Department has an outstanding record in attracting external research support.

Research groups in Applied Mathematics