This research area is concerned with developing new mathematics inspired by, or relevant to, physics.
This area encompasses developing new mathematics inspired by, or relevant to, physics. This research area has close connections to the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) particle physics theory remit and our own physical sciences capability, as well as strong intradisciplinary connections within our mathematical sciences portfolio.
We aim to:
- support and develop a portfolio of high-quality core research across the full breadth of sub-fields in mathematical physics
- advance the strong intradisciplinary links to both pure and applied mathematics, to further developments in areas such as network science, number theory, statistics and applied probability, and quantum information
- ensure that the research base has the appropriate people and skills to keep the UK at the forefront of advances in mathematical physics, including providing skills and training for the next generation of leaders in the field
- encourage novel interactions between mathematical physics and new research challenges of national importance relating to EPSRC’s outcomes, including through links to pure and applied mathematics and theoretical physics (for example, quantum computing and superconductivity)
- maintain regular dialogue with STFC to ensure that research proposals at the interface between us are managed appropriately.