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

Global emissions to hit 36.8 billion tonnes, beating last year’s record high

Professor Pierre Friedlingstein, Chair of Mathematical Modelling of Climate Systems at the University of Exeter, writes for The Conversation 

Global carbon emissions increase but rate has slowed

Global carbon emissions are set to grow more slowly in 2019, with a decline in coal burning offset by strong growth in natural gas and oil use worldwide.

University experts feature in prestigious ranking of world’s most influential scientists

Leading climate, environment and health academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.

Climate change could drive British crop farming north and west

Unchecked climate change could drive Britain’s crop growing north and west, leaving the east and south east unable to support crop growing, new research suggests

Exeter expert receives prestigious Turing AI Fellowship

A leading applied mathematician at the University of Exeter has been awarded a prestigious AI Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation, it has been announced.

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Colloquia and seminars

Tuesday 21 Jan 2020[Journal Club] Title: TBD

Shrishmoy Ray - University of Exeter

4th Floor Interaction Area, Physics building 11:15-11:40

Friday 24 Jan 2020Cavity optomechanics: the ultimate sensor toolbox

Ying Lia Li - University College London

Newman Red 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 05 Feb 2020[Seminar] TBC

Kristina Kislyakova - University of Vienna

4th floor, Physics building 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 12 Feb 2020[Seminar] TBD

Vivien Parmentier - University of Oxford

4th floor, Physics building 14:00-15:00

Thursday 13 Feb 2020[Joint GAFD/Astrophysics Seminar] TBC

Tamara Rogers - University of Newcastle

Harrison 103 14:30-16:30

Friday 14 Feb 2020Testing the standard model of cosmology using large-scale structure

Ian McCarthy - Liverpool John Moores University

Newman Red 12:30-13:30

Monday 17 Feb 2020[Seminar] TBC

Oliver Shorttle - University of Cambridge

4th floor, Physics building 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 04 Mar 2020[Seminar] TBC

Mario Guarcello - INAF Astronomical Observatory of Palermo

4th floor, Physics building 14:00-15:00

Friday 13 Mar 2020Nitride single photon sources

Rachel Oliver - University of Cambridge

Newman Red 12:30-12:30

Wednesday 25 Mar 2020[Seminar] TBC

Melvyn Davies - Lund Observatory

4th floor, Physics building 14:00-15:00

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