An International Review of Mathematical Sciences was carried out by a panel of international experts in December 2010. This review was part of a series of international reviews organised by the EPSRC in conjunction with learned societies and other key stakeholders to provide an independent assessment of the quality and impact of UK research. The International Review Panel globally benchmarked the strength of UK Mathematical Sciences research activity compared to other nations, highlighted any gaps or missed opportunities and is helping to inform the development of future strategies by EPSRC and other key stakeholders.
The International Review Panel of 16 academics and industrialists was chaired by Professor Margaret Wright, New York University, USA and the UK Steering Committee was chaired by Professor Tim Pedley, University of Cambridge.
The Steering Committee included representation of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, the Industrial Mathematics Knowledge Transfer Network, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of Physics, the London Mathematical Society, the Operational Research Society, the Royal Statistical Society, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the EPSRC.
EPSRC provided the International Review Panel with evidence gathered from a wide range of sources to assist them in the undertaking of their task - a copy of the evidence document is available to download below.
The report of the International Review Panel was presented to the academic community at a Town Meeting on 28 January 2011 - the transcript of the meeting and Professor Wright’s presentation slides are available below.
The International Review Panel's report is available below. EPSRC has also developed an action plan to take forward the issues and recommendations identified in the report.
If you have any questions about the Review, please contact Philippa Hemmings, Lead, Mathematical Sciences (+ 44 1793 444378). Please do not contact members of the Review Panel directly.