The Aberdeen Institute of Mathematics boasts large and very active research groups in Topology and in Representation Theory. The Institute also has smaller research groups in Mathematical Physics/Algebraic Geometry, Functional Analysis and Differential Geometry/Relativity Theory. Aberdeen is already a world class centre in mathematical research, as indicated by the results of the 2008 RAE, where the Institute was ranked 8th in the UK. Further staff recruitment is expected which will enhance our strength even further.
The department runs a weekly programme of research seminars and colloquia attended mainly by staff and postgraduate students, but honours students interested in a particular subject area are more than welcome to participate.
The Institute offers a number of funded and unfunded research studentships every year. Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the Director of Postgraduate Study for more detail.
For information about the various research groups and their activity, select from the menu on the left.
Five Aberdeen mathematicians cited in a lecture by Ronald Solomon entitled "A glimpse of the future" in the 2011 Rolf Schock Prize ceremony, at the Royal Swedish Academy. The prize was awarded to Michael Aschbacher “for his fundamental contributions to one of the largest mathematical projects ever, the classification of finite simple groups, notably his contribution to the quasi-thin case”.