Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics is an ancient subject with roots in many cultures. The subject has developed and continues developing through steady exchange of ideas with other subjects. Mathematics is a fascinating and interesting subject on its own, but it also is a crucial tool for other subjects like physics, chemistry, biology, genomics, informatics and engineering science. In particular, the development of mathematical models connected to the use of computers is an important driving force which puts mathematics in the centre when it comes to interdisciplinary activity. Every science student has to acquire basic knowledge in mathematics at an early stage of the studies.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers education by several programs on bachelor, master- and Phd level. Some of our study programs are taught in English.

The research groups of the department are the following:

  • Algebra - Algebraic geometry, codes and matroids, homological algebra, elipic curves and number theory. 
  • Complex Systems Modeling (CoSMo) - Climate dynamics, epidemiology and ecology, Bayesian methods, stochastic and dynamical models, non-linear optics and laser physics. 
  • Geometry and Mathematical Physics - Differential geometry and Lie theory, dynamical systems, differential equations and mathematical physics.  
  • Machine Learning - Deep learning, Reinforcement learning, Multimodal image analysis, Energy- and Finance projects

Employees at Department of Mathematics and Statistics:

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) grant awarded

Starting in 2019 the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks consortium grant “Polynomial Optimization, Efficiency through Moments and Algebra” (POEMA)  will explore methods from mathematical optimisation which can be used to model real world applications.

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Algebra meets statistics at Summer School in Tromsø

A group of mathematicians recently came together at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, to learn more about four new developments in the intersection of algebra and statistics.

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Contact information:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Tromsø 
N-9037 Tromsø

+47 77 64 40 01

Fax: +47 77 64 47 65


Visiting address:
Science building
Hansine Hansens veg 54

Contact persons:

Department leader Martin Rypdal
Office manager Helge Johansen




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