Shaping Research and Innovation

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) supports basic research in mathematics, focusing on the interplay between mathematics, computation, and experimentation. To that end, the institute invites leading scholars from around the world to study new ways of bringing computational and experimental methods to bear on a variety of mathematical problems. ICERM-hosted programs have included topics in pure mathematics as well as topics such as cybersecurity, climate modeling, and the challenges of exascale—systems capable of billions of calculations per second—computing.

In addition to semester-long programs and topical workshops, ICERM sponsors:

  • [email protected], which enables undergraduates working in team settings to solve mathematical research problems developed by faculty experts.
  • [email protected], which offers teams of three-to-six researchers the opportunity to spend five days on projects that have a computational or experimental component.
  • [email protected], which allows high school students to explore and be inspired by math during the summer.

We all believe that this institute, with its strategic location at Brown, has the potential to change the landscape of future research integrating mathematics and computation.

Brendan Hassett Professor of Mathematics; Director, ICERM

ICERM has an exceptional opportunity to shape future research and innovation in mathematics and to train the next generation of computationally skilled mathematicians. While its core programs are funded by the NSF, additional funds from other federal agencies and from corporate, academic, and individual sponsors are sought in order to expand the scope of its research enterprise.

Why give now?

Our ambitious goals are achievable when we unite to create our shared future: BrownTogether.


For information about specific giving opportunities, contact:

Nick Cole
Director of Development for Computer and Data Science
+1 (401) 863-2374
[email protected]

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