Pure Mathematics

The Pure Mathematics Group is highly respected and has world-renowned researchers in the areas of analysis and geometry, and combinatorics.

Illustrating iterations of the function f(z) = (1.2 + i)cos(z) + z

Analysis and Geometry

Analysis is the study of limiting processes as applied to sets and functions; geometry is the study of the properties of Space, and includes fractals, hyperbolic geometry and topology. The analysts and geometers are particularly active in complex analysis, complex iteration theory, continued fraction theory, dynamical systems, geometric measure theory and toric topology.

The famous Konigsberg bridges problem


Combinatorics is the mathematics of discrete (usually finite) combinations and arrangements. The combinatorialists have particular interests in graph theory, permutation patterns, combinatorial designs and the theory of symmetric maps on surfaces.

Silvia Barbina, Staff Tutor
June Barrow-Green, Professor
David Brannan, Emeritus Professor
Robert Brignall, Senior Lecturer
Katie Chicot, Staff Tutor
Sally Crighton, Senior Lecturer, Staff Tutor in M&S, The OU in Scotland
Grahame Erskine, Visiting Research Fellow
Vasiliki Evdoridou, Research Associate
Anthony Forbes, Visiting Fellow
Derek Goldrei, Associate Member
Mike Grannell, Emeritus Professor
Jeremy Gray, Emeritus Professor
Terry Griggs, Emeritus Professor
Uwe Grimm, Head of Department
Fred Holroyd, Visiting Research Fellow
Matthew Jacques, Visiting Research Fellow
Ben Mestel, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
Toby O'Neil, Senior Lecturer
Kathleen Quinn, Senior Lecturer
Philip Rippon, Professor of Pure Mathematics
Hayley Ryder, Staff Tutor
Ian Short, Senior Lecturer
Jozef Siran, Professor in Pure Mathematics
Gwyneth Stallard, Professor


Lax Chan, Research Student (Full-time)
Argyris Christodoulou, Research Student (Full-time)
Ioannis Dourekas, Research Student (Full-time)
James Fraser, Research Student (Full-time)
Olivia Jeans, Research Student (Part-time)
Robert Lewis, Research Student (Part-time)
David Marchant, Research Student (Part-time)
Jakub Sliacan, Research Student (Full-time)
Margaret Stanier, Research Student (Part-time)
James Tuite, Research Student (Part-time)
James Waterman, Research Student (Full-time)
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Themes within Pure Mathematics