Department of Mathematics

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Matematisk institutt

At its core, mathematics is about the study of abstract structures. This may sound very theoretical, but it is a fascinating fact that the abstract structures that are studied in mathematics can be applied in an astounding multitude of practical problems. Mathematical sciences play an increasingly prominent role in the natural sciences and technology, and in society as a whole, highlighting the need for a high competence in mathematical sciences in order to succeed in the job market.

The department of mathematics offers study programs in mathematical sciences at the bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. levels, and we are also very active in mathematics education. Our faculty members conduct research in a wide range of theoretical and applied mathematics, including statistics and computational mathematics. See the pull-down menus for more information about our study programs and research groups.

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Cell research

Data science reveals universal rules shaping cells’ power stations

A UiB-led study published in Cell Systems reveals that all cellular power plants - our mitochondria, plant chloroplasts, and more - have evolved according to a universal set of rules.

Frontier Science
Illustrasjonsfoto av Inga Berre

Inga Berre is ERC recipient number 10,000

As grantee number 10,000 to receive funding from the European Research Council (ERC), Inga Berre will use applied mathematics in order to understand what happens underground when heat is extracted from the Earth's interior.

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Why evolution favours symmetry

From sunflowers to starfish, symmetry appears everywhere in biology. This isn’t just true for body plans – the molecular machines keeping our cells alive are also strikingly symmetric. But why? Does evolution have a built-in preference for symmetry?

Abel prize
Abel Prize logo, designed av Ramsalt

Abel Prize 2022

The next Abel Prize Laureate will be announced Wednesday March 23 at 12:00 CET (UTC/GMT+1).

Abel Prize

Abel Prize 2021

Celebrate with us the Abel Prize winners for 2020 and 2021.

Doctoral education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers doctoral education within the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and technology, informatics, mathematics, molecular biology and geophysics. We also offer doctoral training in collaboration with several partner institutions. For more information click here