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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.



Apr 2015
The Department of Mathematics heartily congratulates Professor Louis Chen Hsiao Yun on being conferred the title of Emeritus Professor by NUS, effective from July 1, 2015. The award of Emeritus Professorship is conferred to full professors on retirement in recognition of their sustained contributions to the University in terms of dedicated teaching, distinguished scholarship and conspicuous service.
 
The Department of Mathematics warmly congratulates Professor Gan Wee Teck on winning the University's Outstanding Researcher Award 2015. The University Awards honour and recognise members of the NUS community who, through their consistently high performance and resolute commitment, set new benchmarks in the areas of education, research and service. The award citation for Professor Gan is here.
 
Dr. Zhao Xiaofei (PhD, class of 2014, NUS) has been selected to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2015. Held annually since 2013, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum connects highly talented young researchers with the best scientists in their research fields: mathematics and computer science (Abel, Fields, Turing, and Nevanlinna Laureates).

Colloquium

 Stein's Method and Riemann Hypothesis
Speaker: SHAO Qiman
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: 08 Apr 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1

 "Does Diffusion Determine the Domain?"
Speaker: Wolfgang Arendt
University of Ulm
Date: 18 Mar 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1

 

Current & Upcoming Seminars

 Self-duality and non-expansiveness of the resolvent average
Speaker: Sangho Kum
Date: 08 May 2015 11:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1