The School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester is one of the largest mathematics departments in the United Kingdom, with around 80 academic staff and an undergraduate intake of roughly 400 a year and another 200 postgraduate students. The school was formed in 2004 by the merger of the mathematics departments of University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester . In July 2007 the school moved from the Mathematics Tower into a purpose-designed building – the first three floors of the Alan Turing Building – on Upper Brook Street.
The current head of the school is Peter Duck. The school is divided, mainly for the purposes of teaching administration, into three groups: Pure Mathematics headed by Mark Kambites, Applied Mathematics headed by Oliver Jensen, and Probability and Statistics headed by Goran Peskir. The Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences is a unit of the school focusing on the organising of mathematical colloquia and conferences, and research visitors. MIMS is headed by Nick Higham FRS, who is also Director of Research. Other high-profile mathematicians at Manchester include Sir Martin Taylor FRS and Jeff Paris
Copyright: CC 3.0