Research

Students find a warm welcome amongst the top rated internationally focused Mathematics research team at Heriot-Watt. The main areas of research at the moment are Applied Analysis; Computational Applied Mathematics and Modelling; Mathematical Biology and Medicine; Algebra and Topology; Mathematical Physics; Partial Differential Equations. 

The research topics pursued by students and the academic team are many and varied, including:

  • Bifurcations and nonlinear boundary value problems
  • Disease dynamics in ecology
  • Knot surgery in algebra
  • Nonlinear wave propagation
  • String theory and K-theory
  • Wound healing in mathematical medicine