Welcome to the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics!

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) is one of the six National Centers of Excellence in the Basic Sciences (NCOE), created on March 23, 1983 by Presidential Decree No. 1416 through Executive Order No. 889, to help advance science and technology in the country, and specifically, to strengthen and broaden the national capability to train scientific leaders and conduct research in the basic sciences.


IMSP's Graduate Programs

The graduate programs of IMSP are designed to deepen the understanding of students in Mathematics and/or Physics and develop their skills in performing advanced research.

New! PhD Applied Math Program

In a unanimous vote, the Ph. D. Applied Mathematics program was approved by the UP Board of Regents in its 1353rd Meeting held online. This is also a monumental day for the UP System since this is the first and only doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics in the country.

The goal of the Ph. D. AMAT program is to produce innovative problem solvers, combining advanced-level mathematical science and domain knowledge to help address local and global challenges. Students will be trained in formulating multifaceted solutions to complex interdisciplinary problems, which will involve data analytics and informatics as well as design and future thinking. FULL STORY

New! MS Physics Program

The UP Board of Regents (BOR) in their 1351st meeting last May 21, 2020 approved the institution of the Master of Science in Physics program that was put forward by the Physics Division, Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP).  The institute will be offering the new graduate program starting the 1st Semester AY 2020-2021. This is the first MS Physics program to be offered in the CALABARZON region. FULL STORY

Newly Revised! MS Math Program

The Master of Science in Mathematics (MS Math) is designed for those who wanted to pursue advanced knowledge in mathematics and with the intent to go to the academe, industry research, college teaching, and related fields. Students of the program are trained to acquire the mastery of mathematics and intellectual independence.  The main feature of the revised MS Math program is the inclusion of three tracks: (1) Pure Mathematics, (2) Applied Mathematics, and (3) Mathematics Education. FULL STORY

UP Scientist Awardees from the IMSP

Dr. Marvin U. Herrera
Dr. Marvin A. Albao
Dr. Darwin B. Putungan

Three professors from the Physics Division, IMSP were conferred the 2019-2021 UP Scientist 1 awards under the UP Scientific Productivity System program of the University. One faculty member, Dr. Marvin A. Albao, retained his designation while the other two, Dr. Marvin U. Herrera and Dr. Darwin B. Putungan joined the list of awardees for the first time. FULL STORY

IMSP's Outstanding Alumni

The Institute is committed in providing excellent and highly competent manpower to our nation’s workforce. The success stories of the alumni of IMSP serve as testimonies to the fulfillment of this goal. Let’s meet four of these successful alumni who made outstanding contributions in their fields.

Romeo Gabriel M. Aspera

BS Mathematics, 2001

Romeo Gabriel M. Aspera,Meong”, as he is called by his family and friends, decided to “see the world as it is” when he enrolled in the BS Math degree program of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. As a student, his teachers and classmates consider him a brilliant one for always excelling in his subjects. This distinction led him to graduate at the top of his class for the BS Math program in 2001.


Neilo D. Bandelaria    

BS Applied Physics, 1992 

Neilo D. Bandelaria, a graduate of the BS Applied Physics degree program of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, University of the Philippines Los Baños, recalls how he got started in this field, “I chose BS Applied Physics by accident, to stay in line with the DOST-SEI scholarship. I had no specific preference before but had always been curious about how things work so I thought being in Applied Physics will help.”


Alberto Gerardo A. Catangui

BS Applied Mathematics, 1985

A graduate of Bachelor of Science  in Applied Mathematics program from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Alberto Gerardo Catangui, who started as an account manager, is now the president and CEO of Ione Resource, Inc, a provider of equipment and services in the IT and Telecom sector.


Abigail Azucena Gonzalgo

BS Applied Physics, 1997

Being the daughter of a mathematics high school teacher and a mathematics college professor, Abigail Azucena Gonzalgo was inspired to pursue a science- and math-oriented career, specifically in the field of physics. She finished her degree in BS Applied Physics at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, University of the Philippines Los Baños, under the DOST-SEI scholarship


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Coding Theory Webinar

You are cordially invited to the Coding Theory Webinar dedicated to Dr. Virgilio Sison in honor of his 60th birthday. This webinar entitled “Seasons of Coding Theory” will be held this Saturday, November 21 (Morning Session: 9:00-11:40 AM, Afternoon Session: 1:30-3:15 PM).
To receive the zoom log in details, please register using the link below:
The webinar will also be streamed live via the IMSP Official FB Page:
For more details, you may check https://www.facebook.com/mathdivision.imsp.uplb

IMSP Adopt-A-Student Program

Calling all IMSP alumni! Help our IMSP students and make a difference in their lives. Support their remote learning now. Kindly fill-up the the google form https://forms.gle/e2ju7fWPHKZyKvLv9 to indicate your pledge.