The mission of the Division of Applied Mathematics rests on research, education, and scholarship. We focus our research and teaching on a wide range of areas from applied and algorithmic problems to the study of fundamental mathematical questions. In particular, we explore the connections between mathematics and its applications in biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, neuroscience, physics and other disciplines at the research and educational levels. Our educational efforts are realized primarily through our graduate PhD program and our four undergraduate concentrations. Visit us on Facebook!
The AWM will host a luncheon with special guest Dr. Nancy Rodriguez from UNC on Monday, February 1st. She will give us an informal talk about her life, career, and research. The talk will be held in Room 108 of 170 Hope Street and will begin at noon. Dr. Rodriguez researches in the areas of dynamical systems, partial differential equations, and mathematical modeling, which she uses to study social riots, urban crime, and biological phenomena.
Constantine M. Dafermos, an Alumni-Alumnae University Professor at Brown University, will receive the 2016 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics. The prize recognizes Professor Dafermos' seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear conservation laws, and particularly for his distinguished work in partial differential equations and continuum physics. (Read full story.)
Alexandria Volkening, a doctoral student in the Division of Applied Mathematics, has developed a mathematical model which reveals the underlying biological system by which zebrafish grow their stripes. (Read full story.)