IPAM fosters the interaction of mathematics with a broad range of science and technology, builds new interdisciplinary research communities, promotes mathematical innovation, and engages and transforms the world through mathematics.
IPAM fulfills its mission through workshops and other programs that connect mathematics and other disciplines or multiple areas of mathematics. These activities bring in thousands of visitors annually from academia, government and industry. As an NSF Mathematical Sciences Institute, IPAM serves the international scientific community. IPAM also engages the local community through its public lecture series.