CMA is an international research centre in mathematics where top class scientists from different areas
work together with common goals. The focus of the research is mathematics motivated from applications, with emphasis on problems arising from modern scientific computing. Ground-breaking research in mathematics for applications depends on strong links between theory and applications.
Classical pure mathematicians and numerical analysts with a strong commitment to theory are merged in the centre. The link to applications is ensured by including physicists and astrophysicists as members, and by building a strong partnership with SINTEF ICT.
The activity at CMA is built upon four pillars represented by different research areas – geometry, stochastic analysis, differential equations, and applications in the physical sciences; the latter group mainly focuses on computational problems in quantum mechanics and astrophysics. These areas all represent strong activities at the University of Oslo. During the first five years of existence the CMA has proven that strong interactions between these fields have created a leading international research group in mathematics for applications. Numerous results were achieved, and the following vision for the activity still stands:
To create significant development in modern mathematics based on an interplay between theory, computations, and applications.