University of Plymouth
Particle Theory Group, Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA.
Plymouth was one of five
universities shortlisted by the Sunday Times in 2002 for its University of the
Year award. We are members of the Particle Theory Group which is based in the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Our research is in theoretical
particle physics. The University runs a broad range of degree courses, has many
partner colleges and provides various access courses in science and technology.
Our Department is a key provider of mathematical education in these areas and we
have a great deal of experience in teaching mathematics at many different
levels. Additionally our group is
very interested in public outreach activities including talks and exhibitions.
Plymouth’s contribution to
PPLATO will consist of packages to support student learning of mathematics.
These will be at an introductory level and on a variety of topics. This extends
previous work which was a development project of LTSN Physical Sciences.