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Quality of Research

Cardiff School of Mathematics

Research Assessment Exercise (2008)

Unit of Assessment Staff submitted (FTE) By percentage, research activity in the submission judged to reach quality standard
Pure Mathematics (F20) 30.45 4star icon 3star icon 2star icon 1star icon UC
5% 35% 45% 15% 0%

The grading system explained

(Overall quality profile in blocks of 5%)

Research Profile

Pure Mathematics
InstitutionResearch Power
University of Oxford 170.996  
University of Cambridge 167.75  
University of Bristol 101.8635  
University of Warwick 100.8  
University of Edinburgh 91.45  
University of Manchester 74.25  
Imperial College London 70.85  
Cardiff University 70.035  
University of Leeds 60.32  
Queen Mary, University of London 54.54  

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How this table was compiled

Research in the Cardiff School of Mathematics extends across several areas, notably Analysis and Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Operational Research and Statistics. Each field has its own highly active research group, which collaborates with leading academic researchers throughout the world.

Research is being supported by a number of collaborative and/or interdisciplinary projects. These include:

One of the growing strengths of the School is its research into fluid mechanics, computational rheology, and materials modelling. These investigations rely upon novel developments in applied analysis, numerical analysis, and the theory of inverse problems. Collaborations have been forged with Schools across the University with interests in the modelling of fluids and other materials.

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A spiralling coordinate system.

The Operational Research group has developed models to explain the spread of infectious diseases, in particular AIDS, and also models for solving problems involving traffic flows. In particular, the Channel Tunnel, the Rapid Transport System at Gatwick Airport, and the Severn Bridge have all provided practical applications of research into queuing theory in recent years. A key growth area over the next few years will be the mathematical underpinning of emerging techniques in operational research.

Exciting and ground breaking initiatives are also being undertaken in Mathematics Physics, in Analysis, and in Optimization.

The School of Mathematics offers a lively postgraduate environment, with a large community of postgraduate researchers working in all its specialist areas. In addition to the substantial funds it attracts from the Research Councils and European Union, the School receives significant awards from the Leverhulme Trust, the Ministry of Defence, the Wellcome Trust, GlaxoSmithKline, and Proctor and Gamble.

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