### Description

The foundation of the Institute in 1948 represented an essential moment for the further development of the Mathematics in Iaşi. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research activities in fundamental areas of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, to develop scientific collaborations with other institutes and universities and thus to contribute to the development of the Romanian mathematical school and the increase of its international visibility and recognition. Over time, renowned scientific personalities: researchers, professors, members of the Romanian Academy initiated and developed important research directions at the Octav Mayer Institute of Mathematics. We mention some of them: Al.Myller, O. Mayer, C. Popovici, S. Sanielevici, D. Mangeron, G. Vrânceanu, Gr. Moisil, M. Haimovici, C. Corduneanu, R. Miron, C. Ursescu, D. Ieşan, V.Barbu, C. Zălinescu, A. Răşcanu.

**Research areas, scientific research**

At present the research activity at the Institute is divided into three major research directions with various specific themes that address both the theoretical aspects and the applications of Mathematics:

**Deterministic and Stochastic Differential Equations. Control Theory**-
**Mathematical Analysis. Optimization Theory** -
**Theoretical Mechanics. Continuum Mechanics**

Nonlinear Fokker-Planck and McKean-Vlasov equations, Analysis, control and stabilization of reaction-diffusion systems, Analysis and control of population dynamics models, Time optimal control problems, Observability estimates and control, Regularity and homogenization for elliptic problems, Controllability and approximation of fluid dynamics equations, Inverse problems, Stochastic partial differential equations and control, applications in finance, etc.

Optimality conditions and applications, Generalized differentiability for optimization with sets, Vector optimization, Vector integration and applications in economy, etc.

Thermoelastic porous media, Nonlinear elasticity, Materials with microstructure, etc.

The Institute is also involved, in collaboration with other Romanian universities and research institutes, in the organization of conferences, workshops, etc.

Attention is paid also to the participation in research project competitions. At present two UEFISCDI/PN-III-P4-PCE projects are carried out in the Institute.