# School of Mathematics

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## Rob Sturman

### Associate Professor

"Exploiting ideas from chaos theory to mix fluids efficiently has a large range of applications throughout engineering. Understanding the mathematical details of this process, for example how fast or how well a device mixes, is a challenge. I use the ergodic theory of dynamical systems to investigate this."

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## Applied mathematics

Much of applied mathematics is concerned with solving challenging equations that describe interesting and important problems, and there is ample scope for a wide range of appealing PhD topics.

As well as conducting research in the foundations of applied mathematics, the Department also undertakes research in a variety of multidisciplinary settings. It has excellent connections with many other disciplines, including pure mathematics and statistics within the School of Mathematics, and astronomy, biology, computer science, earth sciences, engineering, environment, food science and physics within the University, as well as links with industry.

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