# School of Mathematics

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## Alison Parker

### Associate Professor

"The Temperley-Lieb algebra and its many variants form a very interesting area of representation theory partly because of its intuitive diagram representation but also as it has many important links to physics, and in particular to statistical mechanics."

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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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