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Applied Mathematics

The Applied Mathematics Unit has an international reputation for high quality research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise 25% of our activity was rated as internationally World-Leading (4*). This is the largest proportion outside of Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick. This activity is led by fifteen professors with expertise in a range of topics, including Mathematical Biology (Jensen); Computational Mechanics and Biomechanics (Heil); Dynamical Systems (Broomhead, Glendinning); Experimental Fluid Dynamics (Juel); Financial Mathematics (Duck, Fedotov); Granular Flow (Gray); High Speed Fluid Dynamics (Gajjar); High-Performance Computing (Dongarra); Inverse Problems (Lionheart); Numerical Analysis (Higham, Silvester, Tisseur) and Waves (Abrahams). The unit has a seamless connection to the School of Physics through the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and there are lively connections with colleagues working in Mathematical Physics and Tropical Mathematics.

Manchester has a long tradition for excellence in Applied Mathematics. The prestigious Beyer Chair was awarded in 1888 to the influential mathematical physicist Sir Horace Lamb. Subsequent Beyer chair-holders include local boy Sydney Chapman, the mathematical astrophysicist Edward Milne , the numerical analyst Douglas Hartree, and the fluid dynamics pioneers Sydney Goldstein, Sir James Lighthill and Fritz Ursell. The theory of optical solitons was developed in Manchester by the mathematical physicist Robin Bullough.

We welcome applications to study for the degree of PhD ( apply online ) in any area of Applied Mathematics (see links on the left) or Numerical Analysis, as well as our new taught MSc programme. The purpose-designed Alan Turing building creates a stimulating environment for doing research in all branches of mathematics. We also welcome applications to hold a Research Fellowship in any area of Applied Mathematics or Numerical Analysis.