Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nano-science at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.
Our research focuses on four key areas: Algebra, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, and Experimental Nanophysics.
Pure Mathematics in the School is focused on Group Theory and Theory of Lie Rings. Our research aims to achieve greater commutativity of important classes of groups, and develop novel Lie Rings methods in the study of abstract groups.Find out More
Our astrophysics research is dealing with some of most complex structures in our Solar system, such as planetary rings around Saturn. An emerging direction is also investigation of disks around exoplanets and potential moon formation which could support life.Find out More
The School is home to the Centre for Computational Physics, with research encompassing computational and theoretical physics as well as applied mathematics of nano-structured soft matter, solid/soft matter interface, molecular biophysics, and biologically inspired systems.Find out More
The Experimental Nanophysics and Nanotechnology Group brings together expertise in a range of disciplines to focus on various applications of nanotechnology, from renewable energy to nanomedicine.Find out More