The research focus of Applied Mathematics is on Mathematical Modelling and Mathematical Physics
We carry out internationally leading research in a wide range of areas relating to the Mathematics of Nature. Our main focus is on Mathematical Modelling and Mathematical Physics, and we engage in and collaborate on a wide range of exciting modern problems.
Our research activities form a key part of the new Southampton Centre for Fundamental Science (jointly with colleagues in High-energy Theory and Astronomy), Southampton Initiative for Mathematical Modelling (SIMM), the EPSRC funded Centre for Nanostructured Photonic Metamaterials in Southampton and the University-wide activities on Quantum Coherence.
The group has an active base of research students and welcomes applications for postgraduate study in any of its fields of interest: more information may be found in the Postgraduate Opportunities section of our website.
Enquiries concerning joint or interdisciplinary research and possible research topics are also very welcome.
You can apply for the PhD programme via this link.
General Relativity. One of the largest classical relativity groups anywhere in the world. Their research is focussed on Einstein's classical theory and its applications to astrophysics with particular interest in the modelling of gravitational-wave sources, and the dynamics of black holes and neutron stars.
Mathematical Modelling. Strong interests in applications of mathematics to medicine and biology and in asymptotics.
Mathematical Optical Physics. Research covers a wide range of areas, from fundamental wave phenomena and quantum systems to liquid crystals, ultracold atomic gases, quantum optics and nanofabricated metamaterials.
Mathematics in Medicine and Biology. We use mathematics to gain insight into questions in evolutionary biology, physiology, molecular and cell biology and are particularly interested in the roles of stochasticity and networks.
Research projects include a variety of topics from neutron stars to superfluids and to mathematical modelling
|Staff Member||Primary Position|
|Nils Andersson||Head of Applied Mathematics|
|Gregory Ashton||Postgraduate research student|
|Andy Aspden||Lecturer of Applied Mathematics|
|Leor Barack||Professor and ERC Fellow|
|Tom Bennett||Postgraduate research student|
|Magnus Borgh||Research Fellow|
|Marco M. Caldarelli||Research Fellow|
|Marta Colleoni||Postgraduate research student|
|Giampaolo D'Alessandro||Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics|
|Oscar Dias||Ernest Rutherford Fellow and Lecturer|
|Joan Garcia Tormo||Postgraduate Research Student|
|Stuart George||Postgraduate Research Student|
|Vanessa Graber||Postgraduate research student|
|Alice Harpole||Postgraduate research student|
|Ian Hawke||Associate Professor|
|C. J. Howls||Professor|
|Rebecca Hoyle||Professor of Applied Mathematics|
|Guy Jacobs||Postgraduate research student|
|David Ian Jones||Reader|
|Ron King||Emeritus Professor|
|Carlos Lobo||Associate Professor|
|Ben MacArthur||Associate Professor|
|Ramon Masachs||Postgraduate research student|
|Konstantinos Palapanidis||Postgraduate research student|
|Dawei Pang||Marie Curie Research Fellow|
|Stuart J Patching||PhD Student|
|Adam Pound||Senior Research Fellow|
|Sonya Ridden||Postgraduate research student|
|Andreas Schmitt||Ernest Rutherford Fellow|
|Tim Sluckin||Professor of Applied Mathematics|
|Marika Taylor||Chair of the Athena Swan Committee|
|Maarten van de Meent||Research Fellow|
|James Vickers||Professor of Mathematics and Director of the University Doctoral College|
|Derek Watson||Postgraduate research student|
|Benjamin Withers||Research Fellow|
|Molecular and Cellular Biology||Active|
|Physiology and Medicine||Active|
|Stochastic Processes in Biology||Active|
|Mathematical Optical Physics||Active|
|Liquid Crystals and Classical Optics||Active|
|Ultracold Atoms, Quantum Optics and Quantum Technologies||Active|
|Evolutionary Biology and Ecology||Active|