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.
Research activity is mostly oriented towards theoretical studies of algebraic questions, but they also work on more applied topics related to cryptography.
The group's research covers harmonic analysis and complex analysis in one and several variables; applications to geometry, PDEs, and number theory; 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 area entails empirical research on teaching and learning of mathematics, in higher education as well as in school. Research activities include algebraic thinking, task design, instructional design, and teaching practices in mathematics. There is also on-going research on transition from school to higher education, as well as on developing mathematics and statistics teaching at higher education.
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.
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.