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School of Mathematics

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s leading university, recognized internationally for the quality of its education and research with many world-famous alumni including William Rowan Hamilton, George Berkeley, Edmund Burke, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Mary Robinson.

Mathematics has been an area of strength at Trinity College Dublin for over 400 years.   The HMI and the School of Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin are closely aligned. The institute is currently co-located within the School building, benefitting from its administrative support and the HMI director, Professor Samson Shatashvili holds the University Chair in Natural Philosophy (1847).

Today the School of Mathematics in Trinity College Dublin continues to attract the best students; its staff is of the highest international calibre; and it delivers top-quality teaching and research. 

The School is recognized internationally for its research excellence, bolstered by a strong tradition of competitive international staff appointments in recent years.  In mathematics there is strength in analysis, geometry, algebra and partial differential equations, while in theoretical physics the main focus is on string theory, integrable systems, quantum field theory and lattice quantum chromodynamics.

The School, through HMI provides scientific leadership in pure mathematics and theoretical physics in Ireland and our aim is to make HMI a beacon for mathematical activity nationally and internationally.

Further information on the School of Mathematics can be found on their website -


Last updated 27 January 2016>.