The Centre of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) was, in June 2002,
funded as a Centre of Excellence by the Research Council of Norway.
CMA is organised at the University of Oslo (UiO) as a part of the
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Offices for participants,
guests, students, as well as most of the the seminar-activities,
etc. will be localised in the Niels Henrik Abel building on the
central campus of the university. This means that the centre is
neighbouring the Department of Mathematics. The CMA works in collaboration with, and has memebers from, the departments of Informatics,
Mathematics, Physics and the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics,
and SINTEF Applied Mathematics.
There are also participants (centre members) from the universities
in Bergen and Trondheim.
A main principal of the CMA is that ground-breaking research depends on strong links between theory and applications. Classical theorists
and numerical analysts with a strong commitment to theory are merged
in the centre, the main focus being on topics which can lead to
the future development of computational mathematics. The activity
is built upon four pillars represented by different research areas:
geometry, stochastic analysis, differential equations, and applications
in the physical sciences, especially focusing the transboundary
actions between these fields. The four pillars all represent strong
activities at the University of Oslo today. Indeed the clear vision
is that strong interaction between these fields will create a leading
group in mathematics for applications, and significant research
progress will arise as a result of a balance between theory, computation,
and applications. Read more in our Research
All together the centre counts at least 32 research members. Among the 27
researchers, 19 are full time senior researchers, and 13 are part time adjunct researchers.
In addition to the research itself, a major purpose of CMA will
be the training of new researchers. This will not be a new situation
for the members of the centre, since they have successfully supervised
a large number of candidates during the past two decades. We expect
that (at any time) the centre will have at least 15 young researchers
in training as PhD-students or post doc candidates. Furthermore
there will be a number of research guests, frequently research arrangements
such as conferences, seminars and workshops of short and longer
duration's This will make a strong and lively environment. Read
more about the people
here, and all our activities: seminars,
projects etc. Use
our left menu for a full overview.