“Maths is a language; it’s a little bit like learning Chinese poetry – you can’t do it in five minutes, you have to learn the culture.”
“I’m thinking about everything on the planet. I love being a climate scientist and explaining things to people, especially difficult scientific concepts.”
“The buzz of achieving something can feel as though you’re on a wave. Taking things to the edge of what can be done - I find that enormously exciting.”
“As you do more research, you find more questions than you answer. There’s always a new direction to explore, a new perspective to take.”
Some of the most significant discoveries of the last century are associated with research carried out in Bristol.
We currently enjoy an outstanding international reputation as is evidenced by the excellent outcome of the last two Research Assessment Exercises, which placed Bristol in the nation's top four science faculties.
The faculty hosts three Doctoral Training Centres and is jointly involved in two others.
Courses are run in association with with major industry partners whose workforce in turn benefit from Bristol's exceptional research and training opportunities.
The faculty contributes to a number of research centres, expertly placed to respond to some of the most pressing challenges facing global society, and drawing on the exemplary strengths at the heart of scientific enquiry.