Department of Mathematics

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Three students doing mathematics at the blackboard

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.

Our faculty members conduct research in a wide range of theoretical and applied mathematics, including statistics and computational mathematics. Pull-down the menus for more information about our study programs and research groups.

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The department of mathematics offers study programs in mathematics at bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. levels, as well as mathematics education.

Yan Li by the shore in Bergen, known as "the capital of the fjords".

Predicting “freak waves”

Yan Li, an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, has been working on developing theoretical models to predict the occurrence probability of so-called “rogue waves” or “freak waves.” These waves can be approximately three times higher than the...

The five PhDs Leonce Leandry, Innocent Sosoma, Elimercy Ntagalinda, Abdul-rahman Mumbu, and Zabibu Afazali visited the University of Bergen for the annual meeting of the Math4SDG project.

Using mathematics to fight disease

In June 2023 the project Math4SDG held its annual meeting in Bergen. We met up with five PhDs in the project to discuss how they will use applied mathematics to combat infectious disease and how the project aims to increase mathematical literacy in Tanzania and Uganda.

Nurul Huda Razif

Four researchers receive Marie Curie grant

The University of Bergen has been awarded four EU-funded mobility grants through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). One grant goes to The Faculty of Humanities, and three will go to The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

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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.

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