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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.



Jun 2015
The Department of Mathematics congratulates Dr CHIN Chee Whye on his promotion to Associate Professor (Educator Track), and Dr HAN Fei on his promotion to Associate Professor (with Tenure), effective from 1 July, 2015.
 
SHEN Zuowei has been re-appointed as Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor for a further 3 years from January 2016 to December 2018. The Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professorships are amongst the most prestigious professorships of the University established with private funds. They are bestowed upon academics who have demonstrated an exceptional level of achievement in their field of study, as well as made significant contributions to the academic policies and programmes of the University.
 
The paper "A proof of the Howe duality conjecture", jointly authored by GAN Wee Teck, and Shuichiro TAKEDA, will appear in a future issue of the Journal of the American Mathematical Society.
 

Colloquium

 Which Powers Of A Holomorphic Function Are Integrable?
Speaker: Christopher Hacon
University of Utah
Date: 08 Jun 2015 15:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1

 

Current & Upcoming Seminars

 Small representations and reductive dual pairs
Speaker: Loke Hung Yean
Date: 06 Jul 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1
 Enumerating paths in discrete stochastic self-assembly
Speaker: Thomas Chou
Date: 03 Aug 2015 15:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1