The de Brún Centre for Mathematics fosters research activities in algebra, geometry & topology and in analysis, including computational aspects of these areas. The Centre's mission is to:

  • support research in algebra, geometry, topology, analysis and their inter-disciplinary applications.
  • offer a strong and unique graduate research programme in algebra, geometry, topology and analysis with a taught component delivered by international experts.
  • host regular workshops, conferences and seminars on algebra, geometry, topology and analysis delivered by international experts.

The Centre was founded in 2008 with support from the Science Foundation Ireland Mathematics Initiative and the EU Marie Curie programme. It has since received further support from the European Science Foundation, the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology, Science Foundation Ireland and the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The Centre takes its name from Monsignor Pádraig de Brún (1889-1960) - renowned polymath, mathematician and former President of University College Galway.