EPSRC Reference: 
EP/I01912X/1 
Title: 
MAPLE: MAthematics PLatform Engagement activity 
Principal Investigator: 
Abrahams, Professor ID 
Other Investigators: 
Heil, Professor M 
Lionheart, Professor WRB 
Pan, Professor J 
Parnell, Professor W 
Kambites, Professor M 
Broomhead, Professor D 
Tisseur, Professor F 
Higham, Professor NJ 
Wilkie, Professor A 
Duck, Professor P 
Juel, Professor A 


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Project Partners: 

Department: 
Mathematics 
Organisation: 
University of Manchester, The 
Scheme: 
Platform Grants 
Starts: 
01 January 2011 
Ends: 
31 December 2015 
Value (£): 
532,050

EPSRC Research Topic Classifications: 
Algebra & Geometry 
Continuum Mechanics 
Fluid Dynamics 
Logic & Combinatorics 
Mathematical Analysis 
Mathematical Aspects of OR 
Mathematical Physics 
Nonlinear Systems Mathematics 
Numerical Analysis 
Statistics & Appl. Probability 

EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications: 
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors 


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Panel History: 
Panel Date  Panel Name  Outcome 
18 Aug 2010

Mathematical Sciences Platform Grant Panel

Announced


Summary on Grant Application Form 
The challenges presented to the scientific community by the complexities of modern society are inherently interdisciplinary. The success of mathematics in underpinning scientific investigation is evident by the fact that mathematics is the 'language of the physical sciences'; however many areas remain an open challenge to the international mathematics community. These include better engagement with the pressing global concerns of climate change and energy (e.g., developing new mathematical tools for dealing with complexity) and broad and challenging scientific goals such as the mathematization of the life sciences (e.g., mathematical models of cognition and perception, data analysis for DNA). The longterm scientific, technological and economic health of the UK requires mathematicians who (i) communicate fluently between the mathematical subdisciplines, (ii) establish dialogues across discipline boundaries, and (iii) engage with professions and communities outside academe (in industry, commerce, financial sector, government etc). The award of a Platform Grant to the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester will enable the initiation of an internal funding mechanism to initiate, nurture and support new and adventurous research initiatives that address these goals.The creation of a platform account offers an integrative approach to the way mathematics is carried out in the School, and in its application outside the School. This should be seen not just as a fundingvehicle but a process whereby innovative and interdisciplinary research will be continuously stimulated and prosecuted. The platform account would also provide an opportunity to add value to the core research activity in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and probability and statistics within the School.

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