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 Theory Astrophysics and Gravity (STAG) Research Centre, 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.
Computational Applied Mathematics. We model biological, engineering and physical systems by combining careful mathematical analysis and asymptotic expansions to powerful computational methods.
String Theory and Holography. String theory is a theoretical framework that unifies all particles and forces in Nature, and we have a wide range of interests in this field.
Mathematical Optical Physics. Research covers a wide range of areas, from fundamental wave phenomena and quantum system 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.
Relativistic Astrophysics. One of the largest classical relativity groups anywhere in the world, our research is focused on Einstein's classical theory of General Relativity and its applications to astrophysics, with particular interest in the modelling of gravitational-wave sources and the dynamics of curved spacetime, black holes and neutron stars.
Research projects include a variety of topics from neutron stars to superfluids and to mathematical modelling
|Staff Member||Primary Position|
|Nils Andersson||Professor of Applied Mathematics|
|Francesco Aprile||Research Fellow|
|Leor Barack||Professor and ERC Fellow|
|Tom Bennett||Postgraduate research student|
|Marco M. Caldarelli||Visiting Research Fellow|
|Giampaolo D'Alessandro||Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics|
|Oscar Dias||Ernest Rutherford Fellow and Lecturer|
|Kyriaki Dionysopoulou||Research Fellow|
|Joseph R Egan||Postgraduate research student|
|Joan Garcia Tormo||Postgraduate Research Student|
|Stuart George||Postgraduate Research Student|
|Carsten Gundlach||Professor of Mathematical Physics|
|Alice Harpole||Postgraduate research student|
|Gavin S. Hartnett||Research Fellow|
|Ian Hawke||Associate Professor|
|Wynn Ho||Associate Professor|
|C. J. Howls||Head of Applied Mathematics|
|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|
|Andy O'Bannon||Lecturer & Royal Society University Research Fellow|
|Emma Osborne||Postgraduate Research Student|
|Konstantinos Palapanidis||Postgraduate research student|
|Adam Pound||Senior Research Fellow|
|Andreas Schmitt||Ernest Rutherford Fellow|
|Abhay Shah||Research Fellow|
|Tim Sluckin||Professor of Applied Mathematics|
|Marika Taylor||Professor of Theoretical Physics|
|Maarten van de Meent||Visiting Research Fellow|
|James Vickers||Professor of Mathematics and Director of the University Doctoral College|
|Derek Watson||Postgraduate research student|
|Liquid Crystals and Classical Optics||Active|
|Ultracold Atoms, Quantum Optics and Quantum Technologies||Active|
|Computational Human Sciences||Active|
|Computational Multiscale Modelling||Active|
|Evolutionary Biology and Ecology||Active|
|Molecular and Cellular Biology||Active|
|Mathematical Optical Physics||Active|
|Physiology and Medicine||Active|
|Stochastic Processes in Biology||Active|