Research at the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics is the language of technology and natural science, and an important part of our cultural heritage. It develops continually, and extensive research effort goes into both theoretical and applied mathematics.
The academic staff at the Department of Mathematical Sciences are organized into 5 research groups.
The group's research activity is mostly oriented towards theoretical studies of algebraic questions, but members of the group also work on more applied topics related to cryptography.
The group's research covers several and various disciplines in mathematical analysis: From complex analysis, harmonic analysis and functional analysis, to operator algebras and noncommutative geometry.
The DNA group does research and education in pure and applied mathematics, with a special focus on theory and numerics for differential equations and optimisation problems.
The research in geometry and topology spans problems ranging from fundamental curiosity-driven research on the structure of abstract spaces to computational methods for a broad range of practical issues such as the analysis of the shapes of big data sets.
The research activity includes computational statistics, extreme value theory, design of experiments, reliability analysis, spatial statistics, theoretical statistics, functional genomics, and stochastic and statistical modelling in ecology, evolution and conservation biology.
|Waves and Nonlinear Phenomena (WaNP)||FRIPRO Toppforsk (NFR/NTNU), 2016‑2020||Helge Holden|
|Representation theory via subcategories||FRINATEK (NFR), 2016‑2020||Steffen Oppermann|
|Challenges in Preservation of Structure (CHiPS)||EU, Horizon 2020||Elena Celledoni|
|Penalized Complexity-priors: A new tool to define default priors and robustify Bayesian models||NFR, 2015–2020||Andrea Riebler|
|Uncertainty in Reservoir Evaluation (URE)||NFR, 2014–2018||Henning Omre|
|Structure Preserving Integrators, Discrete Integrable Systems and Algebraic Combinatorics (SPIRIT)||NFR, 2014–2018||Brynjulf Owren|
|Dirichlet Series and Analysis on Polydiscs (DISPDISC)||NFR, 2013–2018||Kristian Seip|
|Clusters, combinatorics and computations in algebra||NFR, 2014–2017||Aslak Bakke Buan|
|Nonlinear water waves||NFR, 2014–2017||Mats Ehrnström|
Research centres with participants from IMF.
Centres of Excellence (SFF)
Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)
The PhD programme in mathematical sciences is standardized to 180 credits (3 years). The final plan for the PhD programme is designed in consultation with the candidate, the supervisor and department depending on the subject area for the thesis and the candidate’s needs and preferences.