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 […]

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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 Hellman published their seminal paper «New directions in cryptography» containing the first protocol to allow Alice and Bob […]

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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, inquired his NTNU supervisor, professor Henning Omre about exporting NTNU’s master programme in industrial mathematics to HU. A feasibility study […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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