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Research and Innovation
We carry out world-leading research in the mathematical sciences and are one of the largest Schools of Mathematics in the UK. Our success is built on a strong community of excellent researchers working across a diverse spectrum of research fields. Our research combines a core mathematical focus with a strong interdisciplinary ethos spanning our three major themes: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, which form three seperate departments.
Each department is further structured into research groups, jointly running seminars with external speakers, reading groups, and conferences. We also run weekly seminars with speakers from within the School, other departments at the University and external organisations. Visitors are hosted in our purpose-built Research Visitors Centre.
As an interdisciplinary university, we have strong links with Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, the Astbury Centre for Structural Biology and the Bragg Centre for Materials Research. We are a partner of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.
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Submitted research – REF 2021
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“world-leading” or “internationally excellent” – REF 2021
We are one of the largest pure mathematics groups in the UK. Research areas include: algebra, differential geometry, analysis and mathematical logic.More on Pure mathematics
Our research is concerned with solving challenging equations that describe interesting and important problems. We work with many other disciplines across the University.More on Applied mathematics
Our research covers both theoretical and applied statistics and probability. We have world-leading expertise in shape analysis and related areas.More on Statistics
Applied nonlinear dynamics
Astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics
Complex materials and industrial mathematics
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