### 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.

### Bowdoin Math Circle

An opportunity for talented students in the seventh and eighth grades to experience mathematics beyond the normal curriculum.>>

### Mathematician of the Day

born: 17th August 1601

Pierre Fermat was a lawyer and government official most remembered for his work in number theory, in particular for Fermat's Last Theorem.