The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications is a multidisciplinary research center in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. By bringing together researchers from an extensive variety of disciplines and institutions, the Center serves as a fusion point for mathematics, statistics, physics, and related sciences. Harvard’s William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics, Shing-Tung Yau, was the Center’s first director.

“The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications will establish applied mathematics at Harvard as a first-class, interdisciplinary field of study, relating mathematics with many other important fields,” Yau said. “The Center will not only carry out the most innovative research but also train young researchers from all over the world. The Center marks a new chapter in the development of mathematical science.”

The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications hosts postdocs, faculty, and special programs explored through various workshops. Seminars on topics ranging from Mirror Symmetry to Social Sciences are held weekly. The Evergrande Group funds new professorships, research, and core programming.

Dan Freed is the current Director of the CMSA.



Initiative for The Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications

Historically, mathematics has provided the foundations for a significant number of great scientific advances. From early discoveries of the laws of geometry to contemporary theories of new materials and the nature of the universe, mathematics has supplied the tools and concepts that underpin these achievements.

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