Welcome to Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Department

Mathematics underlies the rise of science and technology, and is also a very interesting area of study in its own right. Its pursuit is the rigorous study of patterns: in geometry, in time and space, in nature, in physics, in biology, in industry...

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Department held Honours Braai

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town (MAM, for short) is world-renowned for the strength of its research and teaching. MAM has more than thirty permanent academic members of staff, is home to a vibrant...

UCT hosts open days aimed at high school students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors. This event presents an ideal opportunity for school-going learners and their parents or guardians to explore the vast range...

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is a large and dynamic department with over thirty permanent faculty members. We seek to make three new appointments at the level of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer. Applications in all areas of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics will be considered.

Research areas in the department include Algebra, Category Theory, Topology, Cosmology, Analysis, General Relativity, Non-Linear Dynamics, String Theory, Cryptography, Mathematical Biology, Differential Geometry, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mathematics Education, Functional Analysis, Homology, Lie Theory, Geometric Measure Theory.

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of the University of Cape Town is a large and dynamic department with research taking place in a wide range of directions: (non-associative) algebra, category theory, computational fluid dynamics, cosmology and gravitation, cryptography, dynamical systems, functional analysis, graph theory, group theory, mathematics education, partial differential equations, quantum gravity and string theory, (algebraic and categorical) topology.

Off to Madrid! Congratulations to PhD students Sulona Kandhai and Miguel Alfonzo Méndez together with Masters students Mariam Campbell and Juhi Hurgobin who will spend the next 5 months at the Autonomous University of Madrid, funded by the Erasmus+ programme.

2016 was a great year for teaching at UCT, at least if you go by the number of people that won a Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA).

Dr Jonathan Shock, who convenes a dreaded first-year mathematics course, was one of six awardees for 2016. This after 64 nominations were submitted for the coveted award. Yusuf Omar spoke to the senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics about what makes his teaching tick.