mathematical sciences at the university of Liverpool


The Department of Mathematical Sciences is a research-led department, forming part of the School of Physical Sciences, alongside the departments of Chemistry and Physics. There are strong collaborations with and links to leading teams on campus, across the UK and internationally. The Department is responsible for teaching a wide range of topics across a range of degree programmes in Mathematical Sciences to approximately 1400 full-time undergraduate students (BSc, MMath) and training about 120 postgraduate students (MSc, PhD). The 52 faculty members, carrying out internationally excellent research work, span across four research clusters, four research centres and two research institutes.

Research Clusters

Applied Mathematics, Probability & Statistics

Partial differential equations, waves modelling, continuum mechanics, mathematical imaging, mathematical biology, applied probability and optimal control theory.

Leader: Prof N V Movchan
Deputy: Dr K Sharkey

Financial and Actuarial Mathematics

Ruin theory, insurance modelling, derivative pricing, pensions modelling, stochastic differential equations and control theory.

Leader: Dr C Constantinescu
Deputy: Dr O Menoukeu-Pamen

Pure Mathematics

Dynamical systems, singularity theory and algebraic geometry.

Leader: Prof V Goryunov
Deputy: Dr V Guletskii

Theoretical Physics

Quantum field theories and applications and string phenomenology.

Leader: Prof I Jack
Deputy: Prof A Faraggi

Research Centres

Research Institutes