Department of Mathematics

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Overview

Undergraduate Program

Mathematics is a rapidly developing and expanding field which, in addition to its traditional areas of application in the physical sciences, is continually being expanded into new areas of knowledge such as the biological and social sciences. In particular, the vast advances made in computer technology in the past few years have given rise to new mathematical disciplines. Considering these factors, the Department of Mathematics offers a B.S. program which is designed to prepare students for graduate study in mathematics or in related areas of the natural or social sciences or engineering. The program provides a good foundation for those who wish to pursue careers in teaching or in research, or in related areas of science, technology, business, or government where mathematics is important.

The department also offers double major programs with other departments which lead simultaneously to a BS degree in mathematics and to a BS degree in the other major. Students are expected to complete successfully the first year of their major in order to join the double major programs. The requirement for a double-major program is to complete the following Mathematics courses, in addition to all the courses in the major field: MATH 101, 102, 201, 202 or MATH 131, 132, 231, 201, 202 followed by MATH 232, 321, 322, 331, 332, 431, plus two area electives with codes higher than 300 from the Department of Mathematics. Mathematics students can also participate to double-major programs with Physics, Biology, Philosophy and Economics departments. In addition there is a certificate in Actuarial Mathematics offered upon completion of the courses described under this heading.

There are several universities for which our students can apply as an Erasmus/Nonerasmus exchange student.

 

Graduate Program

In our Graduate program we offer Masters and Ph.D. degrees. The aim of the program is to prepare students to successful research careers in mathematics. Our department has strong national and international ties with major institutions around the world. Each year several of our graduates go to prestigious universities abroad to pursue their studies.

Currently our department comprises around 20 faculty members and more than 20 graduate students . With our distinguished and experienced faculty, we provide a solid foundation in a wide variety of research areas both in pure and applied mathematics:

- Algebraic Geometry
- Combinatorics
- Commutative Algebra
- Differential Geometry
- Functional Analysis
- Global Analysis
- Group Theory and Generalizations
- Integral Equations
- Mathematical Logic
- Number Theory
- Numerical Analysis
- Operator Theory
- Partial Differential Equations
- Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
- Relativity and Gravitational Theory

For more information, please look at our list of thesis and publications up to now.

Besides regular colloquium lectures, there are also student seminars and research seminars in various fields. Additionally, there are several workshops and schools throughout the year at Istanbul Center for Mathematical Sciences (IMBM) which is located at our campus. Due to our central position, it is easy to access other activities in Istanbul as well.

 As financial aid , we offer several teaching assistantships every semester. Moreover, some of our faculty members have projects to support students. Please check with the faculty member that you wish to study. There are also various financial supports provided by our university and its foundation. As for the accommodation, you may consider dormitories of our university. Note that 4th North Dorm is exclusively for graduate students.

 We invite enthusiastic and talented students to apply to our department to share the beauty and joy of mathematics with us.