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Research Areas

Research activities in the Department cover a wide spectrum of Pure and Applied Mathematical areas, with several research groupings.

Also see the List of Permanent Staff for individual research interests, web pages, & email addresses.

Continuum Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Calculus of Variations, Functional Analysis
(F Ebobisse Bille, T Chinyoka, B D Reddy, with members from Physics and several Engineering departments)

Theoretical & Observational Cosmology, General Relativity, Gravitation, String Theory
(B A C C Bassett, C Clarkson, P K S Dunsby, G F R Ellis, C Hellaby, J Murugan, R Osano, D Solomons)

(M Archibald, V Brattka, H Spakowski)

Marine Population Dynamics
(D S Butterworth, E E Plagányi, A Brandão, C Cunningham, S J Johnston-Holloway, R Rademeyer)

(H Laurie)

Mathematics of Finance
(R I Becker, with members of the Departments of Statistical Sciences and Economics)

Topology and Algebra
(J L Frith, C R A Gilmour, K A Hardie, G Janelidze , H P A Künzi, A Schauerte, G C L Brümmer)

National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP)
(Joint programme of 14 universities and national observatories, hosted by UCT's Maths Department)

Rangeland Systems Modelling
(F D Richardson)

Cryptology, Number Theory, Elliptic Curves, Recurrence Sequences.
(C Swart)

Functional Analysis, Operator Theory, Approximation Theory, Complex Analysis
(J J Conradie, R W Cross, N R C Robertson)

Geometric and Differential Topology
(D Gay)

Group Theory, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, Model Theory, Lattice Theory
(P V Bruyns, H P A Künzi)

Number Theory, K-Theory & Higher Forms, Non-Commutative Geometry & Mechanics
(K R Hughes, R N Prince)

Mathematical Ecology
(H Laurie)

Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Solitons
(I V Barashenkov, N V Alexeeva, A Yanovsky)

Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications
(K Driver)

Symmetry Anaylsis, Lie Group Transformations, Stochastic Differential Equations
(E Fredericks)