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Applied Mathematics

Combine Mathematical Theory with Real-Life Problems

In the second year of the Master's programme you will conduct a research project. You can choose from one of the following fields of expertise:

Computational Science and Numerical Mathematics
Typical research questions in the area of computational science and numerical mathematics include how much force is exerted on a ship when it is hit by a wave, where does plaque develop in a blood vessel, how does the fuel in the tank of a satellite slosh in the absence of gravity?

Systems and Control
In the field of systems, control and optimization answers are sought to questions like how can a satellite be kept in a stable orbit around earth, is it possible to design a controller that robustly stabilises for a certain technical process?

The Master's programme in Applied Mathematics is closely linked to the Johann Bernoulli Institute (JBI) for Mathematics and Computer Science. The Johann Bernoulli instituut for Mathematics and Computer Science comprises two sections: Mathematics and Computer Science.

This set of programmes as a whole has as its main goal performing research at a high international level, leading to publications in international scientific journals and a steady stream of highly qualified researchers (at PhD level). The intended audience consists of the academic research community on one hand and social and professional practice (e.g. industry, hospitals and administration) on the other hand. The Institute aims to provide an attractive research environment for graduate students by maintaining a modern infrastructure and by appointing highly competent and active scientific staff members.

  • Testimonial van Leo van Kampenhout

    Studying ice caps

    Leo wanted to do practical work after graduating in Applied Mathematics. He spent two years with Alten, a technical and engineering consultancy, where he developed software in Fortran and C++ for Shell. Last year he set a new course and he now works at Utrecht University where he is studying the changes in the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps using climate models.

    – Leo van Kampenhout
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