About Us

The School of Mathematics is one of the original academic departments at Georgia Tech, dating back to 1888. Our School continues to be a cornerstone of the Institute, and today we are a vibrant community of faculty who do the highest caliber of mathematical research and educate some of the best students on campus.


Georgia Institute of Technology, then known as the Georgia School of Technology, opened its doors to students in the Fall of 1888. Ready and waiting, was Captain Lyman Hall, the head of the Department of Mathematics and the very first faculty member selected by Georgia Tech's inaugural President, Isaac S. Hopkins. Perhaps Dr. Hopkins recognized the critical importance of a strong mathematics education.

Dr. Richard A. Duke, Professor Emeritus, has meticulously compiled a book covering the first hundred years of Mathematics at Georgia Tech. He has graciously allowed the School to provide an electronic copy.  

Mathematics at Georgia Tech: The First Hundred Years, 1888 - 1987
by Dr. Richard A. Duke, Professor Emeritus,

Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Mathematics