This is an opportunity to visit the School of Mathematics, learn about current research and possible research projects, meet potential supervisors, and talk to current postgraduate students. A contribution will be made towards reasonable intra-UK travel expenses (eg., 2nd class railfare). Please register by 9 January 2013.
Why study Mathematics at Bristol?
The School of Mathematics has about 95 members of academic staff from over 24 countries covering three areas of mathematics research, and an international reputation for excellence in each. It was ranked third for applied mathematics, joint fourth for statistics, and joint fifth for pure mathematics based on the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.
It is one of the largest schools in the Faculty of Science and currently provides around 70 postgraduates with a vibrant and stimulating place to work. Fourteen per cent of mathematics students were from overseas in 2010/11, one of the largest international communities in the faculty.
You will not only develop your mathematical and transferable skills, but will also have the opportunity to collaborate and interact with our internationally leading researchers and to apply your results across a range of academic disciplines. You will also benefit from the School’s external research partnerships with national and global industries.
Many new University research initiatives and facilities have been developed, in which mathematics plays a key role including: The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (run jointly with GCHQ), the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI), and Doctoral Training Centres in Complexity Sciences, Communications, Chemical Synthesis, and Functional Nanomaterials.
Within the school, all postgraduate students are provided with office space and a desktop computer. Additionally you will have access to the School’s local Linux farm and the University’s high performance computing system, BlueCrystal. Students can also access the University’s excellent library facilities.
In addition to your programme activities, there is an array of school postgraduate events. From stimulating seminars with world-leading academic visitors; lectures with industry partners; a women in mathematics group, an annual Mingle conference, and frequent Matrix socials from the school-run University Mathematics Society.
There is a wide range of research conducted in the department. Broadly, there are three subject groups:
Research is concentrated in the areas of dynamical systems and statistical mechanics, mathematical physics (quantum chaos, random matrix theory, quantum information), fluid dynamics, materials science and scientific computing.
The main research areas are applied probability, Bayesian modelling and analysis, behavioural biology, multiscale methods, Monte Carlo methods, nonparametric regression, optimisation under uncertainty, statistical bioinformatics, statistical signal processing and the analysis of time series.