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 education, 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 the latter. In addition, the department has recently started to develop an interdisciplinary program in mathematical biology.

Mathematician of the Day

Alfred Dixon
Alfred Dixon

born: 22nd May 1865

Alfred Dixon worked both on ordinary and partial differential equations studying abelian integrals, automorphic functions and functional equations.

Student Research

Student Research



Student Research Projects in Mathematics