Credit: Nick Blackbeard (Postgraduate)
A stability diagram for coupled lasers that are used in modern applications.

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)]

Our research centres on theoretical fluid dynamics and numerical modelling with applications to atmospheres, oceans, magnetic fields and solar physics.

Professor Geoff Vallis
Centre for Systems, Dynamics and Control

Our research centres on control theory, dynamical systems and complex systems with applications to biology, medicine and engineering.

Professor Peter Ashwin, Professor Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova

Exeter Climate Systems (XCS)

Our research centres on modelling the climate system and on quantifying and reducing uncertainties in climate projections.

Professor David Stephenson, Professor Peter Cox
Mathematics and the Environment

Our research centres on dynamical modelling, control theory and complexity science with applications to ecology, evolutionary dynamics, infectious diseases and renewable energy.

Professor Stuart Townley

Pure Mathematics

Our research centres on number theory, arithmetic geometry, analysis and dynamical systems.

Professor Nigel Byott

Statistical Science 

Our research centres on stochastic modelling, forecasting and uncertainty quantification with applications to the environment, health and decision support.

Professor David Stephenson

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