### APPLIED MATHEMATICS RESEARCH

In applied mathematics, we look for important connections with other disciplines that may inspire interesting and useful mathematics, and where innovative mathematical reasoning may lead to new insights and applications.

### THEORETICAL PHYSICS AND RESEARCH

This field studies the interplay between physical theories, the insights and intuitions obtained from them and rigorous mathematics. This applies to many parts of physics, such as statistical mechanics, condensed matter theory, astrophysics, elementary particle theory, gravitation, and string theory.

### PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

We have active research programs in Astronomy/Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, High-energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Biophysics. Our high-energy physics, particle astrophysics and nuclear physics groups are involved in experiments which recreate the conditions of the early universe.

### FUNDAMENTAL THEORY & COSMOLOGY

A major goal of cosmology is to explain the present state of the universe in terms of processes that happened early on in its history. The Big Bang model provides an empirically tested explanation for the evolution of the universe from about one hundredth of a second after its creation through to the present day.