Research impact

One of the primary aims of the School's research is to have wide-ranging, global impact. Researchers across the School of Mathematics and Statistics work alongside partners in academia, government and industry in a diverse range of interdisciplinary areas to bring about significant change.

Impact activities have included:

  • modelling of wildlife populations
  • studying the magnetic fields of the Sun
  • modelling tumour growth
  • designing statistical experiments to support conservation activities
  • developing software for computational algebra
  • developing an archive of the history of mathematics.

Methods used to achieve impact have included interdisciplinary global collaborations and projects which support knowledge exchange and upskilling of both local and global populations.

Dr Charles Paxton with a dead giant squid

Research impact

MacTutor is among the most-used mathematics sites worldwide. It has biographies of 3,000 mathematicians and 2,000 pages of essays and extras.

Software for designing and analysing distance sampling surveys of wildlife populations.

GAP is a computer algebra package used to compute with algebraic and combinatorial structures.

Statistical models developed to track changes in the UK grey seal population.

European Research Council funded collaborative research project which uses supercomputers to model the inner-most workings of the Sun.

An in silico multi-scale, individual-based modelling approach that analyses the spatio-temporal dynamics of cancer cells.