Mathematics plays a fundamental role in many aspects of modern life, providing the underpinning language and tools for a wide variety of disciplines and technologies. At Exeter, students will encounter a wide variety of mathematics covering pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and computation, and will be given the opportunity to explore applications in high-impact fields including climate, healthcare and industrial challenges.

As a department, we combine a breadth of academic expertise with a caring and supportive learning environment. We provide high quality teaching, supervision, pastoral care and learning opportunities designed to challenge and bring out the very best of our students' intellectual and personal skills.

Professor Gavin Shaddick, Head of Mathematics

Latest news

Climate model uncertainties ripe to be squeezed

The latest climate models and observations offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce the remaining uncertainties in future climate change, according to a new study. 

College hosts its 5th annual Christmas Lectures

On 19th December 2018 the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences hosted their 5th annual Christmas Lectures, arranged by Professor Pete Vukusic, Dr Gihan Marasingha, Dr Alice Mills and Vicky Glazer. 

Pollutants from wild fires affect crop and vegetation growth hundreds of kilometres from impact zone, research shows

The startling extent to which violent wild fires, similar to those that ravaged large swathes of California recently, affect forests and crops way beyond the boundaries of the blaze has been revealed.

Crucial environmental research receives major funding boost

Pioneering new research on major environmental issues, led by scientists from the University of Exeter, have received a major funding boost, it has been announced.

Climate change could lead to threefold increase in storms that bring flooding to Europe and North America, research shows

Powerful storms that cause extreme weather conditions such as flooding across Europe and North America could increase threefold by the end of the 21st century.

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Colloquia and seminars

Friday 18 Jan 2019TBA

Jennifer Thomas - UCL

Newman Red 12:30-13:30

Tuesday 22 Jan 2019[Journal Club] Simulating star-forming regions with AMUSE

Dr. Steven Rieder - University of Exeter

4th Floor Interaction Area 11:15-11:45

Tuesday 29 Jan 2019[Journal Club] Selecting Candidate Young Stellar Objects for WEAVE

Andy Wilson - University of Exeter

4th Floor Interaction Area 11:15-11:45

Friday 08 Feb 2019Bio-inspired Photonics: from nature to applications

Silvia Vignolini - Cambridge

Newman Red 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 20 Feb 2019[Seminar] Statistical Shape Analysis and Classification of Galactic HII Regions

Justyn Campbell-White - University of Kent

4th Floor, Physics Building 14:00-15:00

Friday 22 Feb 2019The road not taken: quantum mechanics without a wavefunction

Simone Sturniolo - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Newman Red 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 27 Feb 2019[Seminar] TBC

Dr Giovanni Mirouh - University of Surrey

4th Floor, Physics Building 14:00-15:00

Thursday 28 Feb 2019NEST Seminar: Graphene on waveguides: unexpected physics and innovative fabrication

Prof Nathalie Vermeulen - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

H170 10:30-11:30

Wednesday 13 Mar 2019[Seminar] TBC

Prof. Giovanna Tinetti - UCL

4th Floor, Physics Building 14:00-15:00

Friday 15 Mar 2019Quantum technologies for computational imaging.

Daniele Faccio - Glasgow

Newman Red 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 20 Mar 2019[Seminar] TBC

Jerome Bouvier - Université Grenoble Alpes

4th Floor, Physics Building 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 27 Mar 2019[Seminar] TBC

Shami Tsai - University of Oxford

4th Floor, Physics Building 14:00-15:00

Monday 15 Apr 2019[Seminar] TBC

Prof. John Beckman - IAC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)

4th Floor, Physics Building 14:00-15:00

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