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The Department of Mathematics maintains a lively scientific environment, bringing together researchers from all areas of mathematics.Extensive activities in basic research are complemented by interdisciplinary projects with other ETH departments and external academic partners, and by collaborations with industry.

People chatting in the Common Room
People chatting in the Common Room

Research groups

The professors of the Department organize themselves into the following informal research groups:

Analysis of partial differential equations

  • Members:Alessandro Carlotto, Francesca Da Lio, Alessio Figalli, Tom Ilmanen, Tristan Rivière, Joaquim Serra
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Applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing

Data, algorithms, combinatorics and optimization

Geometry, groups and dynamics

  • Members:Menny Akka, Marc Burger, Manfred Einsiedler, Peter Feller, Alessandra Iozzi, Urs Lang
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Insurance mathematics and stochastic finance

Mathematical physics

  • Members: Giovanni Felder, Peter Hintz, Mikaela Iacobelli, Sarah Kalisnik, Thomas Willwacher
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Mathematics and teacher education

Number theory and geometry

  • Members:Özlem Imamoglu, Emmanuel Kowalski, Richard Pink, Sarah Zerbes
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Probability theory


Symplectic and algebraic geometry

  • Members: Paul Biran,Pierrick Bousseau,Ana Cannas da Silva, Rahul Pandharipande
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Associated institutes and centers

Associated with the Department of Mathematics is theInstitute for Mathematical Research (FIM), an independent unit of ETH Zurich founded in 1964. FIM entertains a visitor programme through which mathematicians from all over the world are invited to come to Zurich for doing research, teaching and exchanging knowledge.

In addition, theInstitute for Theoretical Studies (ETH-ITS), founded in 2013, has an important role in bringing outstanding researchers – mainly in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science – for long-term stays to ETH Zurich.

Researchers of the Department of Mathematics are also actively involved in the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR)SwissMAPan interdisciplinary research platform dedicated to projects at the intersection of mathematics and theoretical physics, in which ETH Zurich is one of the co-leading houses.

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