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PACM (the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics) is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that provides a home for people from many fields and directions, who share a passion for mathematics and its applications.

Our core faculty is presently constituted by 12 core faculty members who hold a joint appointment between their home department and PACM; the faculty also function as an executive committee for PACM in all its important decisions.

Drawing from a wide range of departments, from the physical sciences and engineering to the human sciences, PACM counts 45 Princeton faculty members among its associate faculty; they provide mentoring and advising to our students interested in their fields of expertise. We have both a graduate program and an undergraduate certificate program. Currently for the 2019-20 academic year, we have 30 graduate students enrolled and 27 undergraduate certificate students.

Seminars & Events

Graduate Student Seminar: Robust Large-Margin Learning in Hyperbolic Space, Speaker: Melanie Weber

PACM Special Colloquium: Steven Tobias, University of Leeds

Wed, Feb 26, 2020, 11:00 am
Location: 407 Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room

PACM Special Colloquium: Björn Engquist, University of Texas at Austin

Thu, Feb 27, 2020, 3:00 pm
Location: Lewis Library 121

Analysis of Fluids and Related Topics: Hydrodynamic limit of incompressible Euler equation, Joonhyun La, Stanford University

Visiting PACM


We are located in central New Jersey approximately 50 miles southwest of New York City and 45 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

The main intersection near Fine Hall is Washington Road and Ivy Lane. Visitor parking is available in specially designated visitor spots in Lot 21.

For more information on Visiting us, check out the Princeton University Visit Us page.