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Barry Cooper


Barry Cooper
"Just as Copernicus, Darwin and Freud changed our view of who we are in the Universe, so have the 20th century discoveries of Alan Turing, Kurt Goedel and others regarding what we can compute or axiomatically prove. The philosopher Luciano Floridi has called this informational sea-change 'The Fourth Revolution'."

Applied Mathematics

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.