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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 COVID-19 Response Team

As it is our mandate to serve the people and the community, we recognize the Institute’s efforts in the call to fight COVID-19.

Understanding and Modelling COVID-19 at IMSP

In the winter month of December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (now known as COVID-19) is silently spreading in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China (World Health Organization 2020a, Tweeten et al. 2020). It became an epidemic in China by February 2020. FULL STORY

IMSP COVID-19 Response Fabrication Laboratory in Action

The IMSP sets up a laboratory to aid hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. Dubbed as IMSP COVID-19 Response Fabrication Laboratory (IMSP Fab Lab), the laboratory was conceptualized in a matter of days by some IMSP faculty members together with Dr. Jhalique Jane Fojas, a UPLB alumna affiliated with the Harvard University. FULL STORY

IMSP Leading Women

In celebration of the Women’s Month this March, we acknowledge two of the Institute’s remarkable women in Mathematics and Physics, proving once again the invaluable contributions of women in research and academe.

Dr. Editha C. Jose

Dr. Editha Carreon Jose joined the Mathematics Division of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) as a Teaching Associate in 1998. She became a regular faculty member in 2001 after attainment of her master’s degree. Since then, Dr. Jose has consistently responded to the call to be of greater service to the university. FULL STORY

Dr. Ivy R. Colambo

Dr. Colambo is a graduate of the BS Applied Physics program of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She spent two years as an instructor at the Physics Division, IMSP in UPLB before leaving for Sweden to pursue graduate studies. She worked on scanning tunneling microscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy of silicon and germanium surfaces at Linköping University. FULL STORY

IMSP Retirees

As we celebrate the IMSP’s 37th year, we recognize our retirees for their service and dedication to the Institute. Their remarkable contributions to our accomplishments and endeavors will always be treasured.re

Sincere and Fierce Maam Doray

Prof. Rhodora Olegario Dela Peña, also fondly known as “Doray” to her closest friends, hails from Binmaley, Pangasinan. She is the eldest among five siblings. She graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. FULL STORY

Cool and Reliable Tita Ems

Guided by the principles of excellence, collegiality, and teamwork, Mrs. Emma B. Gonzales spent the last 38 years of her working days in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics(IMSP) as a devoted civil servant. Tita Emma, as she was fondly referred to by most staff members of the Institute, graduated from Laguna College in 1976 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in accounting (cum laude). FULL STORY