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.
Constantine Dafermos, Alumni/Alumnae University Professor of Applied Mathematics, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The NAS has recognized Professor Dafermos for his eminent contributions to the study of partial differential questions and continuum physics, and as one of the world's top experts in the theory of nonlinear conservation laws. His dedication and insight has innovated powerful methods and applications to the realms continuum mechanics, gas dynamics and nonlinear elasticity. The faculty, students, staff and visiting scholars of the Division of Applied Mathematics offer their heartfelt congratulations to Professor Dafermos for this outstanding accomplishment.
Björn Sandstede receives the Philip J. Bray Award
Professor Björn Sandstede has received the 2016 Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Physical Sciences. The award was conferred at the University Awards Ceremony on May 2, 2016, and offered special recognition to Professor Sandstede's sustained dedication to undergraduate instruction in applied mathematics.