The diverse and competent staff complement has expertise in various research fields. Researchers regularly travel abroad to attend conferences and pay research visits. The Department has 18 NRF rated researchers in fields ranging from more traditional abstract analysis to the contemporary epidemiology field where the modelling of biological facts leads to exciting options. The Department regularly hosts illustrious visitors, such as the Fields medallist, Prof Laurient Lafforgue from France.
The Department's main research focus areas are:
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- Partial differential equations, their numerical analysis and mathematical modelling
- Abstract analysis, topology and applications
- Discrete mathematics
- Mathematics education
- Algebra and logic