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"Welcome to the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The departmental roots go back to the turn of the last century when it originally was the Department of Engineering Mathematics. The Department teaches thousands of students and has a major research presence in computational and physical/biological mathematics and the statistical sciences. It has 18 tenure, tenure track faculty, expanding to 20 in the next two years. In addition there are 6 full time instructors, more than 70 graduate students including approximately 40 teaching assistants, about 150 applied math majors, 100 minors and a thriving BS-MS program."

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Emmy Noether was one of the most brilliant and important mathematicians of the 20th century. She altered the course of modern physics. Einstein called her a genius. Yet today, almost nobody knows who she is. In 1915, Noether uncovered one of science's most extraordinary ideas, proving that every symmetry found in nature has a corresponding law of conservation. So, for example, the fact that physical laws work the same today as they did yesterday turns out to be related to the notion that energy can neither be created nor destroyed.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is a multi-day conference that works to generate the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists. This year’s conference, focusing on interdisciplinary physiology, medicine, physics, and chemistry, is to take place from June 28th to July 3rd and will have at least 70 Nobel Laureates in attendance. [...]

On October 22, 2014 Dr. Ablowitz was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Ioannina. Honorary doctoral degrees are awarded to “individuals who have made profound and outstanding contributions to their respective disciplines…worthy of international recognition and have a special affinity with the works and values of [the University of Ioannina]” (George Kapsalis, Rector of the University of Ioannina). [...]

Applied Mathematics Celebrates 25 Years

Applied Mathematics is central to science and engineering education. The roots of Applied Mathematics at CU-Boulder go back to the turn of the last century when is was a Department of Engineering Mathematics. It was reformed in 1989 as an independent Program in 1989 and soon became the Department of Applied Mathematics.  Growth has been remarkable. The Department now offers BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics; it teaches thousands of students and has a major research presence in computational and physical/biological mathematics and the statistical sciences. It is expanding to 20 tenure/tenure track in the next two years. In addition there are 6 full time instructors, more than 70 graduate students including approximately 40 teaching assistants, about 150 applied math majors, 100 minors and a thriving BS-MS program. [...]