The scientific research within the School was highly rated in the 2014 REF peer-review exercise, with 70% of research being judged as internationally excellent or world-leading. Research activity in the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast is focused into seven Research Centres. All members of academic staff belong to one of these Research Centres, listed below.
Physics at Queen's was ranked 3rd out of 41 for research intensity in United Kingdom's most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise as published by the Times Higher Education.
Mathematical Science was ranked in the top 20 out of the 92 Mathematics departments in the UK in the same REF exercise.
Centre for Plasma Physics
Advancing ionised matter research
Centre for Statistical Science and Operational Research
Survival Analysis, Bayesian networks, Markov Modelling
Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
From atomic collisions to ultra-cold atoms
Pure Mathematics Research Centre
Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis and Algebra
PhD studentships available
Fully-funded (fees + maintenance awards) 3-year PhD studentships are available within our Research Centres