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Welcome to Applied Mathematics

The Department of Applied Mathematics has 25 faculty members and over 70 graduate students. We offer undergraduate plans in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics that attract outstanding students. The wide range of interdisciplinary research being undertaken in the department provides a stimulating environment for our graduate program.

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Please take a look at the short video below highlighting some of the department's research in mathematical medicine/biology and fluid mechanics.

University of Waterloo Dept. of Applied Mathematics researchers are discussing how their work helps to build tools used to tackle a broad range of problems that affect us all.

  1. June 20, 2018Spring Convocation: June 15, 2018Convocation Spring 2018

    Eight graduate degrees in applied mathematics were awarded at the Spring 2018 convocation.

    PhD graduate Monjur Morshed (centre) along with, from left to right, Profs. Brian Ingalls, Francis Poulin, Sue Ann Campbell, Silvana Ilie (Ryerson University), Siv Sivalogonathan, and family members (Sanjida Eftakher, Maleka Begum, Nusaiba Morshed, and Rufaida Morshed).

  2. Apr. 19, 2018 Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big BangAchim Kempf with the Pope
    Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.
    The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a reverberation or afterglow left from when the universe was about 300,000 years old. It was first discovered in 1964 as a ubiquitous faint noise in radio antennas.
  3. Mar. 29, 2018Canada 150 Research Chair joins Department of Applied MathematicsAnita Layton

    Anita Layton has been named Canada 150 Research Chair, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Layton is the chairholder for her work in Mathematical Biology and Medicine.

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