Bowdoin Mathematics Department in the Searles Science Building

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

Hans Hahn
Hans Hahn

born: 24th July 1934

Hans Hahn was a pioneer in set theory and functional analysis and is best remembered for the Hahn-Banach theorem. He also made important contributions to the calculus of variations, developing ideas of Weierstrass.


Student Research

Student Research



Student Research Projects in Mathematics