The Department’s overall research agenda is to identify the key scientific, economic and societal challenges to which Mathematics can contribute; make world-leading contributions across the spectrum of Mathematics and Statistics; solve outstanding open problems by developing fundamental new tools and, where appropriate, apply these tools to a wide range of real-world problems. This vision extends to fostering a creative and supportive culture where research students receive excellent training, postdoctoral researchers develop into outstanding independent scientists and staff at all levels realise their full potential.

The Department’s research agenda is set with the broader College context in mind: the emphasis placed on translating the highest quality science into practice worldwide being a distinctive feature of the College ethos. Translational goals, therefore, also inform the process of developing new research directions to pursue. Effective translation demands close collaboration with other disciplines; therefore developing effective collaborations within the context of Imperial College - and more broadly - is another key feature of research within our Department.