The Department of Applied Mathematics has 27 academic staff divided into two areas of knowledge: Applied Mathematics with 23 professors and Astronomy and Astrophysics, with 4 professors.
• Area
of Applied Mathematics
The area of Applied Mathematics is involved in teaching the degrees on Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Chemical Processes, Civil Engineering, Food and Agricultural Engineering, Forestry and Natural Resources, and Geomatics and Surveying Engineering. It is also involved in teaching in the following double degrees: Computer Engineering and Mathematics; Mathematics and Physics; Chemistry and Biology; Food and Agricultural Engineering; Forestry and Natural Resources; Civil Engineering and Geomatics and Surveying Engineering. In all of them Mathematics seeks integration with the rest of the subjects by conducting exercises and applications specifically tailored to the background of the students. It is particularly important the commitment of the area to the degree in Mathematics.
The department of Applied Mathematics participates in the PhD program "Mathematical Methods and Numerical Simulation in Engineering and Applied Sciences" by the Universidades de A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. This program, verified in 2013, is an adaptation of a previous program by the same name which had a quality label by the Ministry of Education and Science since its implementation. Furthermore, this area also participated and coordinated the "Master in Mathematical Engineering" by the Universidades de A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo since its creation in the 20062007 academic year and until 20132014. From then onwards, the department also participates in the “Master in Industrial Mathematics by the Universidade de A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Carlos III University of Madrid and Technical University of Madrid ( www.m2i.es ).
The department also takes part in the masters of Mathematics, Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses, and Biomedical Research.
There are three research groups in this area specializing in the numerical solution of partial differential equations, with particular emphasis on modelling, mathematical analysis and numerical solution of phenomena from the Engineering and Applied Sciences. In particular the area has carried out contracts and research projects in subjects as diverse as Metallurgy, Solid Mechanics, Energy, Environment, Acoustics, New Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Automotive, Finance and Life sciences.
• Area
of Astronomy and Astrophysics 


The Astronomy studies, with great tradition at the University of Santiago de Compostela, are linked to the existence of the Astronomical Observatory ( https://www.usc.es/astro ).
The "Durán Loriga" section of Theoretical Astronomy and Mathematics created in 1945 in the Astronomical Observatory and where Professors such as Vidal Abascal and GarcíaRodeja worked, gave an important impetus to mathematical research in our university. It can be considered the beginnings of the Mathematics Section within the Faculty of Science, at present the Faculty of Mathematics.
The Professorship of Astronomy, which was occupied by the founder of the Observatory, Dr. Ramon María Aller Ulloa, was the first one in the Mathematics Section.
From 1981 and after a long period with no doctors in the subject in the USC, the situation improved in regards to teaching in the Faculty of Mathematics and the activities of the Astronomical Observatory.
At present the department is involved in teaching in the degrees of Physics, Mathematics and Optics as well as in the Master in Mathematics (Santiago de Compostela campus), and the degree in Geomatics Engineering and Topography (Lugo Campus).
With the creation of the IV University Cycle, which coordinator is Professor J. A. Docobo, the subjects of Introduction to Astronomy and Astronomy are taught. This area also organises since 17 years ago the Cultural Program for Astronomy (www.usc.es/pecas), directed to all the university community and the general public and which is recognised with 1 ECTS.
The researchers from the Ramón María Aller Astronomical Observatory belong to the research group OARMA (USC code GI1565).
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