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Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Real world applications have steered research in mathematics for centuries, and at McMaster applications involving differential equations are a central theme of active research. There are research groups in Applied Partial Differential Equation (nonlinear optics, phase boundary motion in materials, superconductivity, viscous flow, and water waves), Dynamical Systems (KAM theorems, bifurcation theory), Mathematical Biology (population ecology, epidemiology, neural networks), Mathematical Finance, and Numerical Analysis (wavelets and spectral methods).

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A portrait of Ben Bolker.

Ben Bolker

Professor, Director of School of Computational Science and Engineering and Acting Associate Chair (Graduate)

A portrait of Blaise Bourdin.

Blaise Bourdin

Professor, Canada Research Chair

A portrait of David Earn.

David Earn


On research leave July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

A portrait of Dmitry Pelinovsky.

Dmitry Pelinovsky

Professor and Acting Associate Chair (Undergraduate)