About the School
The School of Mathematics (formerly called the
Section of Mathematics) was founded in 1989. It
has been one of the founder schools of the Institute
for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics
(IPM). Initially, it consisted of three research
nucleuses: Combinatorics and Computing,
Dynamical Systems, and Mathematical Logic and
Theoretical Computer Science.
Presently, there are three research areas at the
School: Combinatorics and Computing,
Commutative Algebra, and Mathematical Logic.
The Scientific Council of the School is the highest
policy-making body of the School. The council is
responsible for the approval of scientific
activities, research grants, and the long-range
planning of the School.
The annual research
activities of the School consist of full-time,
part-time and non-resident modes.
The full-time mode includes:
Research Fellow, equivalent to the rank of
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, equivalent to the
rank of associate professor,
The part-time mode
headed by a university academic whose rank is
that of a professor. Each nucleus is composed of
a university academic with a Ph.D (such as a
post-doctoral fellow) and two Ph.D students,
Researcher, a university academic whose rank is
that of a professor with at most two Ph.D
Researcher, a university academic with a Ph.D.
The non-resident mode
consists of grants provided to academics normally
resident in universities or affiliated centers who
carry out their research at their own institutions.
the constitution of IPM, the School is allowed to
hold Ph.D programs in mathematical areas of
promotional nature, i.e., they are implemented
in Iran for the first time. Based on this plan, the
School has held two Ph.D programs in Mathematical
Logic. The programs resulted in five Ph.D
Workshops, Conferences, and Schools
A number of international and national
scientific gatherings are taking place each year
some of which are cosponsored by universities and
other scientific bodies in Iran.
The School welcomes both Iranian and foreign
scientists for short and long-term visits to enrich
the research environment and to achieve optimal
Among the Iranian and foreign scientists, there
are some adjunct professors who visit the School
annually during the three consecutive years of their
contracts and collaborate with the researchers of
the School in holding seminars, short-courses,
conferences, and etc.
The School holds weekly seminars in regular time
spans in the active mathematical areas of the
The School annually grants a number of
scholarships to outstanding Iranian Ph.D students
in mathematics. The recipients will receive
privileges of affiliation with the School.
The School has been managed by
five heads from
its initial phase of operation:
· Siavash Shahshahani (1989-1994)
· Hossein Zakeri (1994-
· Gholamreza B. Khosrovshahi (1996- March 2007)
· Siamak Yassemi
(March 2007 - July 2009)
Massoud Pourmahdian (July
2009 - Present)
Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM)
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