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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. The department combines expertise in mathematics and statistics with expertise in the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to solving real-world problems. We aim to be a diverse department where everyone can feel at home.

At Exeter, Mathematics and Statistics 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. We provide a caring and supportive learning environment.

Professor Mat Collins, Head of Mathematics and Statistics

Colloquia and seminars

Tuesday 20 Feb 2024Disk Bulk Property Retrieval of HD 163296 Guessing its mass until we (possibly) get it right

Joe Williams - University of Exeter

4th Floor interaction area 11:15-11:45

Wednesday 28 Feb 2024TBD

Jim Smith - University of Warwick

Harrison 170 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 06 Mar 2024Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Christopher Nixon - University of Leeds

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

Wednesday 13 Mar 2024TBD

Jordan Richards - University of Edinburgh

Harrison 170 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 13 Mar 2024Quantisation effects in dispersive systems

Beatrice Pelloni - Heriot Watt

Harrison 106 14:30-15:30

Wednesday 20 Mar 2024Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Rebecca Nealon - University of Warwick

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

Wednesday 27 Mar 2024Astrophysics Seminar 2022 - 2023

Rob J. Harris - University of Durham

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

Wednesday 01 May 2024Explainable machine learning for finding young stars

Andy Wilson - University of Exeter

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

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Latest news

Professor Seonhee Lim

Professor Seonhee Lim (Seoul National University) visited the University of Exeter in October/November 2023 as a David Rees Distinguished Visiting Fellow. The David Rees Distinguished Visiting Fellowship scheme enables mathematicians of international renown to spend an extended period of time at the University of Exeter to enable them to contribute to the University’s academic and intellectual activities. During her visit, Seonhee gave a departmental colloquium and a mathematics research seminar on “Diophantine approximation and dynamics of diagonal flow on homogeneous spaces”.

PhD Studentships

Applications are now open for EPSRC Funded PhD Studentships for September 2024 entry. These studentships are fully funded and supervisors from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics can be found on our Research pages. Questions? Contact our Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr Jimmy Tseng or a potential supervisor within the department.

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