### Bowdoin's mathematics curriculum reflects the department’s belief that mathematics is important both for its practical applications and for its beauty. A broad program of courses has been designed to serve students with a wide range of interests.

The department also participates in an interdisciplinary major in mathematics and economics and an interdisciplinary major with computer science, offering courses in discrete mathematics, numerical analysis, optimization, and combinatorics and graph theory in support of these interdisciplinary fields. In addition, the department has recently started to develop an interdisciplinary program in mathematical biology.

### Mathematician of the Day

born: 31st August 1885

Herbert Turnbull was Regius Professor of Mathematics at St Andrews from 1921 to 1950. He worked in algebra, particularly invariant theory and was also interested in the history of mathematics