Our Research Groups
The group has a wide range of interests in the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations and in magnetohydrodynamics.
Our research activities fall into the broad categories of quantum field theory, string theory and gravity, cosmology and solitons in field theory. The group's interests are complementary to those of particle physicists belonging to the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, and together we form the Centre for Particle Theory.
The areas of research of the pure mathematics group include global analysis, arithmetic, differential and hyperbolic geometry, number theory, representation theory, topology and interactions of these areas with dynamics, physics, engineering and computer science (robotics).
The interests of the group cover a wide range of topics associated with probability and statistics. In particular, topics studied include Bayes linear methods, applied Statistics, analysis of designed experiments, probability, percolation and geometric probability and quasi-stationarity.
Excellent Research Impact
- Gentile, M. & Straughan, B. (2018). Tridispersive thermal convection. Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications 42: 378-386.
- Ciarletta, Michele, Straughan, Brian & Tibullo, Vincenzo (2018). Acceleration waves in a nonlinear Biot theory of porous media. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 103: 23-26.
- Cooper, S. (2018). Quasi-periodic two-scale homogenisation and effective spatial dispersion in high-contrast media. Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations 57(3): 76.
- Moreno, R., Avansi, G., Schiozer, D., Vernon, I., Goldstein, M. & Caiado, C. (2018). Emulation of reservoir production forecast considering variation in petrophysical properties. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 165: 711-725.
- Qarmalah, Najla M., Einbeck, Jochen & Coolen, Frank P.A. (2018). k-Boxplots for mixture data. Statistical Papers 59(2): 513-528.
A selection of recent grants
- Arithmetic of Automorphic Forms and Special L-Values (EPSRC First Grant, Thanasis Bouganis)
- Cluster algebras, Coxeter groups and hyperbolic manifolds (EPSRC, Anna Felikson)
- Particles, Fields and Spacetime (STFC, Simon Ross)
- New homotopy-type invariants of knots (EPSRC, Andrew Lobb)
- Photospheric Driving of Non-Potential Coronal Magnetic Field Simulations (US Air Force, Anthony Yeates)
- SPOCK: Scientific Properties Of Complex Knots (Leverhulme Trust Research Programme Grant, Paul Sutcliffe)
Durham University is a member of the Russell Group, an association of the 24 major research-intensive UK universities.
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