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 Adopt-a-Student Program

Like many aspects of our lives today, the challenges in establishing a new normal in education is colossal. How do we give quality education to our students regardless of economic status?

Prior to the start of the First Semester AY 2020-2021, incoming IMSP students answered a series of surveys regarding their technological access for remote learning. It was found out that several of these students lack appropriate devices and needing financial assistance for remote learning. Thus, the IMSP Director’s Office through its Scholarships, Honors and Awards Committee launched the IMSP Adopt-a-Student Program. Dr. Editha C. Jose, the IMSP Director and the brain behind this program, describes it as “the Institute’s little way to help our underprivileged students and alleviate their difficult conditions as they shift to remote learning. It is also a platform to connect with our generous alumni who are willing to extend their support to their young brothers or sisters in the Institute.” FULL STORY

IMSP holds its first Student-Alumni-Faculty Forum

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) held the first IMSP Student Alumni Faculty Forum (IMSP SAFF 2020) last November 16, 2020. The forum was virtually attended by over 100 IMSP students, alumni, faculty members, students and teachers from science- and math-oriented high schools. For its first year, the theme of the event was “Flexing the Role of Math and Physics in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

According to Dr. Editha C. Jose, the IMSP director, the objective of this forum is to build a student, alumni, and faculty network by creating opportunities specifically to encourage collaborations and linkages among them. She also mentioned that, in this forum, students will be able to know future career opportunities in the field from the plenary talks of four distinguished alumni. FULL STORY

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