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The history of the Department of Mathematics at NUS traces back to 1929, when science education began in Singapore with the opening of Raffles College with less than five students enrolled in mathematics. Today it is one of the largest departments in NUS, with about 70 faculty members and teaching staff. The Department offers a wide selection of courses (called modules) covering very broad areas of mathematical sciences with about 6,000 students enrolling in each semester. Apart from offering B.Sc. programmes in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Quantitative Finance, the Department also participates actively in major interdisciplinary programmes, including the double degree programme in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the double major programme in Mathematics and Economics. Another example of the Department's student centric educational philosophy is the Special Programme in Mathematics (SPM), which is specially designed for a select group of students who have a strong passion and aptitude for mathematics. The aim is to enable these students to build a solid foundation for a future career in mathematical research or state-of-the-art applications of mathematics in industry.

The Department is ranked among the best in Asia in mathematical research. It offers a diverse and vibrant programme in graduate studies, in fundamental and applied mathematics. In addition, it enhances the skills and knowledge of quantitative finance professionals through the MSc Programme in Quantitative Finance (MQF). The Department promotes interdisciplinary applications of mathematics in science, engineering and commerce. Faculty members' research covers all major areas of contemporary mathematics. For more information, please see research overview, selected publications, and faculty profile.



Jan 2015
The inaugural Oppenheim Lecture, a distinguished lecture series jointly organized by the Department of Mathematics and IMS, takes place on January 28 (Wednesday, 2:00-3:00pm, Seminar Room 1) and is delivered by Prof Ngo Bao Chau, of the University of Chicago and Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. Prof Ngo is best known for proving the fundamental lemma in the Langlands programme, which was selected by the Time magazine as one of the Top Ten Scientific Discoveries of 2009. He was awarded the Fields medal in the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, held in India.
 
In conjunction with the Oppenheim Lecture, there is also a Workshop on Representation Theory & Automorphic Forms (January 27-29), with speakers from the Asia-Pacific region and the NUS community. Professor Ngo will also meet students on January 29 (Thursday, 3:00-5:00pm, Seminar Room 1).
 
The Department of Mathematics is pleased to introduce the ASEAN Mathematician Visit Programme, which aims to encourage collaboration and to support growth in mathematical research in the ASEAN region. Under the programme, mathematicians from the ASEAN countries will visit the Department of Mathematics, and will collaborate with members of the Department on research topics of mutual interests.

Colloquium

 Solving Algberaic Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems via Rapid Iterative Diagonalization
Speaker: Zhaojun Bai
University of California
Date: 11 Feb 2015 15:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1

 

Current & Upcoming Seminars

 Complementary of Physics, Biology, and Mathematics to study the Dynamics of Biological Systems
Speaker: Patrice Koehl
Date: 28 Jan 2015 16:00
Venue: S17 #05-12 SR4
 Computable analysis and some applications in metric model theory and measure theory.
Speaker: Nazanin Tavana
Date: 28 Jan 2015 17:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5
 General random walk in a random environment defined on Galton-Watson trees
Speaker: Andrea Collevecchio
Date: 04 Feb 2015 15:00
Venue: S17 #04-05 SR2