(Including the Cosmology and Gravity Group, the Laboratory of Foundational Aspects of Computer Science (FACS-Lab), the Marine Resource Assessment and Management Group (MARAM), Industrial Mathematics, and the Topology Research Group)
Head of Department: Associate Professor Christopher Gilmour (until July 2009)
Associate Professor Vasco Brattka (from August 2009)
The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics houses a number of research groups and individual activities which, in total, cover a large part of the mathematical spectrum. Examples are: cosmology and relativity, computational and applied mechanics, marine resource assessment and management, rangeland modelling, industrial mathematics, foundational aspects of computer science, topology, category theory, nonlinear mathematical physics, functional analysis, cryptography, string theory, financial mathematics and algebra. The Department has active research collaboration with other groups in the country and abroad. There is a strong postgraduate program, with M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in a variety of fields. A number of staff have NRF A-ratings and B-ratings. The Department has a good technical and administrative infrastructure, and regularly hosts visitors from abroad. More information can be found on the website www.mth.uct.ac.za.