Mathematics at IST Austria is an open, curious community, active in research that is inspired by both purely mathematical concepts and applications in physics, computer science, and other fields.

The groups on campus have strengths in a variety of areas, including discrete and computational topology and geometry (Edelsbrunner and Wagner), mathematical physics (Erdős, Seiringer), stochastic analysis and partial differential equations (Fischer, Maas), and algebraic geometry and representation theory (Hausel). There are regular seminars and talks, and the mathematics groups work closely with each other, as well as with groups in other fields, including computer science and biology (Barton).