Featured project

Waves and Nonlinear Phenomena

(by Helge Holden, Professor at NTNU) The Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU was happy to receive in 2016 one of the “Toppforsk” (Excellence) grants from the Research Council of Norway. Fiercely competitive, these grants are given to smaller groups across all sciences for a period of 5 years. The grant – Waves and Nonlinear Phenomena (WaNP) –  amounts to NOK 25 mill., and participants are H. Holden (PI) and M. Ehrnström, U. S. Fjordholm, K. Grunert, and P. Lindqvist.  The project will support 4 PhD students as well as 2 Postdoctoral Fellows. The purpose of WaNP is to analyze the … [Read More...]

Featured ECMI node: NTNU Trondheim

Waves and Nonlinear Phenomena

(by Helge Holden, Professor at NTNU) The Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU was happy to receive in 2016 one of the “Toppforsk” (Excellence) grants from the Research Council of Norway. … [Read More...]

Cryptography and cyber-security at NTNU and the mathematics of electronic elections.

(by Kristian Gjøsteen, Professor at NTNU) Cryptography as a practice is very old, dating back at least 2000 years. The birth of modern cryptography can reasonably be set to 1976, when Diffie and … [Read More...]


MASTMO: Mathematical and Statistical Modelling at Hawassa, Ethiopia.

(by Harald Krogstad, Professor emeritus at NTNU) Ten years have passed since a former Ethiopian PhD student at NTNU, now professor Ayele Taye at Hawassa University (HU) in southern Ethiopia, … [Read More...]

ECMI posts

The ECMI node at NTNU.

(by Anne Kværnø, Professor at NTNU) The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) was founded in 1910, and it was located in Trondheim. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) was established in 1996, when NTH merged with the College of Arts and Sciences (AVH), the Medical School, and the Science Museum. In 2016 NTNU merged again, with […]

Funding mathematical research in Norway and at NTNU

(by Brynjulf Owren, Professor at NTNU) There are currently no research programmes of the  Research Council  of Norway (RCN) dedicated to mathematical research. In earlier times there have been two such programmes, BeMatA and EvitA but they both had a focus on applied mathematics. Norwegian mathematicians can apply for funding from a general programme called […]

Mathematics meets industry: what can you do with a PhD?

A conference for mathematics and industry in Trondheim, Norway. Math meets industry webpage As a result of the evaluation of mathematics in Norwegian universities held in 2011 and organised by the Research Council of Norway (RCN), a potential for strengthening the contacts between mathematics and industry emerged. The “Math meets industry” conference, funded by the […]

Chair in Applied Mathematics – University of Limerick Ireland

Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual Faculty of Science + Engineering Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick Chair in Applied Mathematics – Multiannual Salary scale:  €106,516 – €136,276 p.a. Further information for applicants and application material is available online from: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/ The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 16th September 2016. Applications […]

Masters in Mathematical Modelling – University of Limerick, Ireland

The course will be run by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in association with MACSI. Course description This course will provide training in applied mathematics techniques and will focus on mathematical models of real world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations and methods of solution – both numerical and analytical. Central to […]


Improving weather forecasting using mathematics

Weather affects all of us and we take a close interest in it; national and regional television news reports typically finish with a weather forecast watched by millions. Accurate weather forecasting has become essential in the transport, agricultural and energy sectors, and for managing the day-to-day operations of the emergency services. The challenge The Met […]


Talent spotting future tennis stars using statistics

Collaborating with the Lawn Tennis Association, Dr Sean Cumming and Dr Catherine Barnaby are developing new statistical methods which will help tennis coaches spot the young players who may have the greatest potential for success as an adult. Grouping young tennis players according to their physical maturity rather than their chronological age could help us […]

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