Welcome to the Applied Mathematics & Mathematical Physics (AMMP) Section, part of the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College. The AMMP Section is the largest section in the department with over 30 permanent staff and about 50 postdoctoral researchers including several on Fellowships (NERC), Junior Research and Chapman Fellowships. The Section also has a large number of PhD students working on all areas of applied mathematics but also in the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in Fluid Dynamics Across Scales and the Mathematics for Planet Earth. In addition to the PhD Programme, the Section also offers an MSc in Applied Mathematics with a wide selection of courses and research projects.
The AMMP Section conducts research of the highest quality and has strengths in several interconnected areas of applied mathematics including Applied and Numerical Analysis, Biomathematics, Dynamical Systems, Fluid Dynamics, and Mathematical Physics. The philosophy of the section is that there are no barriers between these core strengths but instead inter- and intra-disciplinary links are fostered and sustained as evidenced by our track record in collaborations among the groups but also with other departments and centres at Imperial College including Aeronautical Engineering, Computing, Chemical Engineering, the Grantham Institute, Life Sciences, Physics as well as the Medical School. There are also numerous national and international research collaborations.
The national and international excellence of the Section is also evidenced by the EPSRC Programme and Platform Grant Centres it currently hosts. These are: Laminar Flow Control UK (in collaboration with Aeronautics and Airbus-EADS); Mathematical Fundamentals of Metamaterials for Multiscale Physics and Mechanics (in collaboration with Physics and the University of Liverpool); Multiscale Analysis of Complex Interfacial Phenomena (Platform Grant in collaboration with Chemical Engineering). The Section also coordinates a pan-European Innovative Training Network in Critical Transitions in Complex Systems, involving eight universities and funded by the European Research Council.
The research environment is vibrant and the Section runs numerous weekly seminars in each of the core areas as well as the Applied Mathematics Colloquia that are less frequent but are high profile events with leading international speakers. In addition, there are numerous formal and informal specialist workshops including seminars organized by doctoral students and postdocs sponsored by the Section and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (there is a SIAM Student Chapter at Imperial an initiative taken and accomplished by AMMP).