Mathematics and Statistics
Algebra, analysis, differential geometry, mathematical physics, probabilities, statistics, financial mathematics, solving under-determined problems - this diversity reflects the variety of research conducted these days in mathematics. Even if the public at large might sometimes think that the field of mathematics is "exhausted", this is by no means the case, with it continuing to constitute an extremely active research field.
At the ULB, mathematics research involves both fundamental and applied research. From partial differential equations to the theory of probabilities, via differential geometry and group theory, the various fundamental research subjects relate to some of today's most important unsolved questions.
These subjects are fully in tune with the outstanding tradition of the ULB School of Mathematics, as reflected by Théophile de Donder (1872-1957) and Théophile Lepage (1901-1991), or by Jacques Tits (born in 1930) and Pierre Deligne (born in 1944, Fields Medal in 1978), both of whom are former ULB students.
For its part, the work done in applied mathematics and statistics provides ULB researchers with state-of-the-art tools in a whole range of disciplines: actuarial science, theoretical physics, computer science, operations research, economics, finance, social sciences, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, etc. In these various fields, specialised groups have been developed, working at the interface of mathematics research and discipline-related research.
Main research projects (since 2010)
Actions de recherche concertée, ARC
Interuniversity Attraction Pole, IAP
Main prizes and international recognition (since 1970)