Our Research

Mathematics research takes place within the auspices of a Mathematics Research Institute at the University of Exeter. We run innovative research-led masters and postgraduate research programmes and have strong links with regional, national and international researchers.

Research groupContact
Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (CGAFD)
Research activity in applied mathematics, theoretical geophysics and astrophysics, and numerical modelling relevant to weather, climate and extrasolar planets.
Professor Geoff Vallis
Centre for Systems, Dynamics and Control
A focus for interdisciplinary research on the modelling of complex systems, dynamical systems, control theory and their applications, especially for living systems and biomedical modelling.
Professor Peter Ashwin, Professor Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova
Exeter Climate Systems (XCS)
The application of mathematics and statistics to key challenges facing weather and climate science, and link to the university's work on climate change and sustainable futures. This includes our group looking at Climate Dynamics.
Professor David Stephenson, Professor Peter Cox
Mathematics and the Environment
Research in Cornwall develops mathematics for the “Living Planet”. We work closely with the Environment and Sustainability Institute, and with the Centre for Ecology and Conservation and the European Centre for Environment and Human Health.
Professor Stuart Townley
Pure Mathematics
Pure Mathematics research at Exeter is mostly concerned with Number Theory, Analysis and Dynamical Systems, and Arithmetic Geometry.
Professor Nigel Byott

We aspire to be a unique research unit unconstrained by traditional disciplinary boundaries, where new methodology in mathematics is explored, developed, and successfully applied to address cutting-edge problems in science, engineering and medicine. We aim for world-renowned excellence in research and teaching as a vibrant and attractive cross-disciplinary institute for Mathematical Sciences research.

Our reputation for high quality research is reflected in that fact that we are one of only four UK universities to enjoy an academic partnership with the Met Office. Our activities are based at the Streatham Campus in Exeter and at our Penryn Campus, near Falmouth in Cornwall.

We run a wide range of regular seminars and colloquia and host visits from internationally renowned scholars. These span a wide range of topics and provide students and academics from across the University with a platform to meet and discuss the latest research in mathematics.

Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications (ExIStA)

We support Statistics across the university and within the region via the Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications.

For more information or any enquiries please contact the Director of Research, Professor John Terry