Thomas Stieltjes Institute for Mathematics

Scientific Mission

Mathematics has many different branches and two different aspects: the fundamental and the applied. However, it is a single coherent body of knowledge. This is demonstrated time and again by sometimes unexpected links between the various parts of mathematics and by the possibilities to apply even the most abstract developments. Also, direct contact with fields of application often generate new challenges for mathematical research. For this reason the Stieltjes Institute does not stress the distinction between fundamental and applied mathematics, and encourages research that crosses the dividing lines between the various parts of mathematics. The Stieltjes Institute combines the expertise of three general, two technical and one economics and medical university. This provides an excellent opportunity for interaction between mathematics and its applications in the life sciences, the natural sciences and engineering, computer science and economics.

The mission of the Stieltjes Institute has been stated as follows:

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