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Mathematics & Statistics

Overview

Using the latest mathematics approaches and computational methods, researchers at NIST provide state-of-the-art contributions that assist industry and academia in tackling some of the most difficult scientific, technical, and engineering problems and tasks.

Happy 75th anniversary, math and stats at NIST!

To commemorate this anniversary, NIST has organized a three-day online symposium (June 28-30) featuring historical reflections, assessments of the impact of NIST work, presentations of current work, and examples of areas of future growth. Learn more and register to attend.

The Research

Projects & Programs

High Performance Computing

Ongoing
Our High Performance Computing (HPC) program enables work on challenging problems that are beyond the capacity and capability of desktop computing resources

Special Functions

Ongoing
This project will create a web-based portal enabling users to evaluate a large class of special functions to essentially arbitrary accuracy at user-defined

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News

artist's concept of the inside of a quantum computer. A grid of blue computer chips with beams of light moving between them.

The Future Is Now: Spreading the Word About Post-Quantum Cryptography

I consider myself a quiet guy — on a Friday night you can usually find me at home doing crossword puzzles. Public speaking doesn’t come naturally to me, and I’ve never really liked it. Like many people, I get really nervous. So, how did I find myself standing at a podium in front of hundreds of people in Fukuoka, Japan? I had never traveled that far away from home before. I was also pretty jet
diffraction grating

‘Exceptional’ Research: Unexpected light Behavior May Be Harnessed to Improve Optical Communications and Sensors

Smart City Holistic Key Performance Indicators Support Community Benefits

NIST International Collaboration Develops New Framework for Smart Cities and Communities

The smart grid depends on these interoperable systems to send and receive messages and data

NIST Researchers Propose Method for Modeling Smart Sensor Interoperability in Smart Grids

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