The Division of Applied Mathematics


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.  

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Below is a short documentary which portrays the history of the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, told in large part by the Emeriti professors, who have made major contributions to its legacy as pioneers and leaders in the field. 

Following, is an oral history given by Professor Emeritus Walter Freiberger of the Division of Applied Mathematics.  He prepared a history of the Division which was so comprehensive, it is worthy of being featured as a stand alone feature, a companion piece to the overview documentary.