PIMS at a Glance

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) was created in 1996 by the community of mathematical scientists in Alberta and British Columbia, and subsequently extended to Washington State, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Our mandate is

  • to promote research in and applications of the mathematical sciences of the highest international caliber
  • to facilitate the training of highly qualified personnel at the graduate and postdoctoral level
  • to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive community in the mathematical sciences
  • to enrich public awareness of mathematics through outreach
  • to enhance the mathematical training of teachers and students in K-12
  • to create mathematical partnerships with similar organizations in other countries, with a particular focus on Latin America and the Pacific Rim

PIMS funds Collaborative Research Groups, Post-Doctoral Fellowships and individual events on a competitive basis.


PIMS At A Glance



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