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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. Mar. 22, 2018Applied Math Professor Speaking at Waterloo Innovation Summit

    Applied Mathematics professor Joseph Emerson will be an invited speaker at the Waterloo Innovation Summit.This event, to be held in Toronto on March 23, will bring a number of experts together to discuss the potential of AI and quantum computing.

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