Research in the DepartmentThe Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a very active research component. Further information about each research groups may be found here.
As well as the research groups the department has members in two research centre's. The articulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC) and the Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems.
Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics and Statistics of Complex SystemsThe Centre's mission is to stimulate research activity in mathematical and statistical modelling of complex systems. In doing so, the Centre will conduct research on criticality and phase change, Monte Carlo methods, statistical modelling, dynamic systems, risk modelling, and advanced computation.
Further information may be obtained from the Centre's web site: www.complex.org.au
Particulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC)Australian Research Council (ARC). The Centre develops key science for the processing of particulate fluids of all kinds, concentrating on systems involving solid and liquid particles where the dispersed phase is colloidal in nature. Through the coordination of proven international strengths in surface chemistry, continuum mechanics and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, the PFPC effectively solves particulate fluid processing problems experienced by the agricultural, chemical, food, inkjet printing, mineral, water treatment, waste management, ceramic and pigment industries.
Further information may be obtained from the Centre's web site: www.pfpc.unimelb.edu.au