Beautiful though they may be, mathematical results are not merely museum-pieces, but also form a vital underpinning for every branch of quantitative knowledge, including all domains of science and engineering.
Mathematics is in constant and vigorous development, driven both by its internal dynamics and by the demands of other disciplines. The spectrum of mathematical research at EPFL reflects both this vigor and this diversity.
It ranges from fundamental domains such as geometry and algebra, which despite their reputations as ‘pure’ topics nonetheless have increasingly important applications in areas such as communication systems, to more ‘applied’ domains such as numerical modeling, statistical science, and operations research, in which research is generally motivated by challenging real scientific and technological problems. EPFL researchers conduct high-level investigations across a wide spectrum of contemporary mathematics and enjoy high international reputations for their work. The EPFL Doctoral Program in Mathematics reflects this. It offers the point of entry and the administrative home for EPFL doctoral candidates in mathematics, and provides them with advanced courses and training.
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Professors Robert Dalang and Victor Panaretos named IMS Fellows
Robert Dalang, head of the Chair of Probability and Victor Panaretos, head of the Chair of Mathematical Statistics and Director of the MATH Institute, have been named Fellows of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
Maryna Viazovska wins 2019 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize
Professor Maryna Viazovska at EPFL has won the 2019 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics for her solution to the famous sphere-packing problem.