Mathematics Centre Maastricht (MCM)
The Mathematics Centre Maastricht (MCM) unites research, education and outreach in mathematics across Maastricht University.
The centre’s current core departments - the departments of Advanced Computing Sciences and Quantitative Economics - have a shared history in research and education dating back to 1987. Maastricht University has since developed a vibrant mathematics community renowned for its work in areas such as game theory and operations research.
- Maastricht hub for research, education and outreach in mathematics
- Coordinated by four professors
- Circa 40 faculty in two core departments
- Embedded in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, open to all of Maastricht University
About the Mathematics Centre Maastricht
The Mathematics Centre Maastricht (MCM) is the central point of contact for mathematics research, education and outreach at Maastricht University. The centre is open to inquiries for collaboration, for example from organisations and businesses looking for mathematics support in the EUregion.
Established in 2019, MCM builds on Maastricht's tradition in mathematics which started with the founding of an applied mathematics research group in 1987. Since then, mathematics research and education has branched out to include multiple organisations, notably including the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the School of Business and Economics.
MCM is a member of PWN (The Dutch Platform for Mathematics) and participates in the research schools LNMB (Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research) and DISC (National Graduate School for Systems and Control).
MCM offers a number of activities for high school students and other visitors, such as the annual Maastricht Mathematical Modeling (MMM) competition and the mathematics-inspired city guide Math/Maastricht.
One World Optimization Seminars
Online, weekly seminars with various speakers
The short term goal is to provide seminar access to as many researchers (in mathematical optimization) as possible. For the indefinite future, the seminar series is intended to foster ideas among our truly global research community and to help reduce our impact on climate change.
Workshop on Dimensionality Reduction and Inference in High-Dimensional Time Series
June 13-14, 2022
This two-day workshop aims to provide a platform for exchanging and discussing the latest developments in econometrics and statistics on topics related to dimensionality reduction and inference in high-dimensional time series.
Inauguration prof. dr. Frank Thuijsman
February 7, 2020
Inaugural lecture of prof. dr. Frank Thuijsman, entitled 'On Balance, Challenge and Choice': 16.30h in the aula of Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht.
Social choice, game theory and applications
January 30-31, 2020
Symposium on the occassion of Prof. dr. Hans Peters' retirement.
Mathematical Modelling competition Maastricht
January 26, 2020
26th edition of the annual mathematics competition for high school students.
Mathematics in Maastricht? Why yes – for more than 30 years already! The recently-established Mathematics Centre Maastricht (MCM) is a first, however, and has already seen over fifty researchers from across the university join its ranks.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a KLEIN-1 grant to Dr. Steven Kelk. He will explore the mathematics behind shrinking the sometimes impossibly huge evolutionary trees.
What do the Basilica of Saint Servatius, the bear pit at Aldenhofpark and the gate to the university library have in common? One: they’re special places to visit, and two: they all somehow remind Maastricht University’s math-oriented researchers of their work.
Maastricht University has its own international maths competition: the Mathematical Modelling competition Maastricht (MMM). The event for high school students has been going strong since 1995.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering welcomes Sir Roger Penrose, emeritus Professor of Mathematics of the University of Oxford, for a two-day visit to Maastricht.
Kateřina Staňková, assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), co-led her team through a great challenge, resulting in a seed grant to advance their strategy to combat thyroid cancer.
On 1 October, Stichting Technasium and UM signed a partnership agreement with nine science-based secondary education schools in Limburg.
A portrait of Ralf Peeters, professor of Mathematics. Without him, the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, which offers one of UM’s most successful study programmes, would have been swallowed up by another faculty long ago. Not that he’d ever say as much himself. Read on for...
Evolutionary game theory can be utilized to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new study in the August 9th issue of JAMA Oncology.
The COST Action award, worth some 500,000 euros and supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020, will facilitate the creation of the European Network for Game Theory (GAMENET), with Maastricht University as its leader.