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Mathematical Sciences

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In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 100% of our research impact and research environment was specifically rated as of internationally excellent or world-leading quality. The broad range of Mathematical Sciences at Southampton gives us a unique ability to contribute to the scientific and social challenges facing society. 

European Space Agency
European Space Agency

Boosting spacecraft design

The European Space Agency (ESA) can now design more efficient and quality spacecraft thanks to a new software toolbox devised by mathematicians at the University of Southampton.

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Lung system

How the power of mathematics can help assess lung function

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analysing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung diseases, including those of viral origin.

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Helping scientists in product development

Improved drug development through statistically designed experiments

Research by statisticians in the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton has been pivotal in helping scientists in product development at global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) obtain new knowledge and scientific understanding to ensure quality processes in drug development.

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Improving engine production at Ford

Ford Motor Company has made significant savings with the launch of a tool for automatic analysis and data presentation developed by mathematical science researchers at the University of Southampton.

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Device to measure liquid crystal properties

Improving liquid crystal measurements

Industry and research laboratories can now measure liquid crystal properties more accurately and more efficiently using a device designed by a team of mathematicians and physicists at the University of Southampton.

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School transportation operations

Routing and scheduling

Operational researchers at Southampton have worked with a local software company in developing pioneering new software that is saving local authorities significant amounts of money and improving children’s journeys to school.

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