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Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics plays a fundamental role in many aspects of modern life, providing the underpinning language and tools for a wide variety of disciplines and technologies. At Exeter, students will encounter a wide variety of mathematics covering pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and computation, and will be given the opportunity to explore applications in high-impact fields including climate, healthcare and industrial challenges.

As a department, we combine a breadth of academic expertise with a caring and supportive learning environment. We provide high quality teaching, supervision, pastoral care and learning opportunities designed to challenge and bring out the very best of our students' intellectual and personal skills.

Professor Geoffrey Vallis, Head of Mathematics and Statistics

Latest news

Key breakthrough links changes in length-of-day with climate prediction

Scientists have made a key breakthrough in the quest to accurately predict fluctuations in the rotation of the Earth and so the length of the day - potentially opening up new predictions for the effects of climate change. 

University of Exeter cements successful partnership with Exeter Mathematics School and Exeter College

The University of Exeter, Exeter Mathematics School and Exeter College recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding and joined together to continue their support for pupils from across the South West to secure places at the very best universities in the country.

Exeter scientist's book shortlisted for Royal Society prize

A book about climate change science and denial has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize.

Cloud study demystifies impact of aerosols

Aerosol particles in the atmosphere have a bigger impact on cloud cover than previously thought.

Exeter researcher elected Fellow of Royal Society

A leading University of Exeter climate scientist has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Colloquia and seminars

Wednesday 05 Oct 2022The Earth: evolution of a habitable planet

Andrew Watson - University of Exeter

LSI Room B ? 14:00-15:00

Tuesday 11 Oct 2022Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Nick Heavens -

Harrison 170 14:30-15:00

Wednesday 19 Oct 2022A Decade of Black-Hole X-ray Binary Transients

Phil Charles - University of Southampton

Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 26 Oct 2022Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Florian Lienhard - University of Cambridge

Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 02 Nov 2022Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Miha Cernetic - MPA Garching

Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

Friday 04 Nov 2022Breaking classical imaging limits with entangled photons

Hugo Defienne - Sorbonne University

Newman Red 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 09 Nov 2022Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Paola Pinilla - MSSL/UCL

Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 16 Nov 2022Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Olivia Venot - CNRS Paris

Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 23 Nov 2022Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Leen Decin - KU Leuven

Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 30 Nov 2022Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Caroline Terquem - University of Oxford

Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 07 Dec 2022Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Mihkel Kama - UCL

Physics building, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

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