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. Jan. 16, 2023In Memoriam: Josef Paldus
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    Distinguished Professor Emeritus Josef Paldus passed away peacefully on Sunday January 15, 2023.

  2. Jan. 6, 2023Dynamics of the Arctic Ocean’s Beaufort Gyre
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    Join Dr. Mary-Louise Timmermans, Damon Wells Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Yale University, for a presentation about how the Arctic Ocean's Beaufort Gyre is a dominant feature of the Arctic system, a prominent indicator of climate change, and possibly a control factor for high-latitude climate.

  3. Sep. 16, 2022Chi-Wang Shu to speak in AM/CM Distinguished Lecture
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    Professor Chi-Wang Shu from Brown University will be the speaker in this year’s first Applied and Computational Mathematics Distinguished Lecture. Prof. Shu will give the Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday September 21, 11:30-12:30, in MC 5501, followed by a reception. Everyone is cordially invited!

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