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EPSRC Reference: EP/I01912X/1
Title: MAPLE: MAthematics PLatform Engagement activity
Principal Investigator: Abrahams, Professor ID
Other Investigators:
Duck, Professor P Heil, Professor M Lionheart, Professor WRB
Juel, Professor A Kambites, Professor M Wilkie, Professor A
Higham, Professor NJ Broomhead, Professor D Tisseur, Professor F
Pan, Professor J Parnell, Professor W
Researcher Co-Investigators:
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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 Non-linear Systems Mathematics
Numerical Analysis Statistics & Appl. Probability
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
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 long-term scientific, technological and economic health of the UK requires mathematicians who (i) communicate fluently between the mathematical sub-disciplines, (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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