Life in the School
The School of Mathematics is a multinational place, with staff from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine and USA. The diversity of talent and training fosters a unique outward-looking school that connects with mathematics worldwide.
Setting the scene
The School of Mathematics is one of the three largest schools in the Faculty of Science, with over 60 full-time faculty. We are currently located next to the ornamental gardens of the historic Royal Fort House, which was completed in 1756 for a wealthy merchant named Tyndall.
The greenery and historic buildings frame the view, making a walk in the grounds a great way to clear the mind and prepare for discovery.
All of the academic staff in the School are active in research, and we are one of the strongest mathematics schools in Europe in terms of research. Our research effort is divided into three groups—Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics. Explore the research themes in each group:
Each group has a distinct identity which you can explore through their mini-sites. However, they are not isolated entities. There are connections accross the groups (e.g., mathematical physicists are interested in random phenomena) within the School and beyond.
Members of the School interact with colleagues from a wide variety of disciplines ranging from physics, to social sciences, to biology, to medicine. Interactions also abound with other organizations ranging from short-term research consultancies to long-term research contracts. Recent examples include, Hewlett Packard, QinetiQ, Unilever, Barclays Bank, National Air Traffic Services. There are also strong links between the School's research interests and those of the Heilbronn Institute.
Services for new academic staff
The University is a great place to work because of the wealth of services available to staff, and the many opportunities provided to further your career. Follow these links to learn about these opportunities:
The city of Bristol
Bristol has a history of innovation, creativity, exploration and risk taking. Take as examples:
- The foundations of solid-state physics were laid here in the 1930s by Nevill Mott and his team.
- John Cabot sailed from here in 1497 on his historic voyage to Newfoundland.
- Isambard Kingdom Brunel built the Great Western Railway from London to Bristol in the 1830s.
A wealth of history and facts can be found in the Bristol wikipedia article, including mention of the first and the last flights of the Concorde in 1969 and 2003, respectively. Websites with touristic information and city events include: