Hi,

I'm currently a master's candidate in math at a middle tier university in the USA. I studied math/physics during my undergraduate outside of the USA. I'll be looking to move to a different program after picking up my master's in a years time.

My interests are inter-disciplinary. I like math being applied to solve concrete problems, and this is my main motivation of staying in academia. Philosophically, much like V. Arnold, I also think math courses should be taught with a focus on its inter-disciplinary applications. My interests, as of yet, are quite broad as well. Here are some of my interests. I am interested in Probability and PDE's within analysis, and a bit of mathematical physics. I'm also interested to dabble into such fields as machine learning, and game theory to open up more industry options.

Can someone recommend a list of good schools that has mathematicians working on inter-disciplinary areas? The type of mathematicians who inspire me are people like Barry Simon (mathematical physicist and analyst), Yuval Peres (analyst, probabilist, and a computer scientist at Microsoft), Brian Hall (mathematical physicist, probabilist, functional analyst)

I prefer the learning math first before, which is why I enrolled in a math master's program to shore up on my math background in analysis, algebra and topology. I expect to do that by the end of next year. I can never hope to learn all math that's out there, but I suppose I'll then be ready to branch out. My interests are concrete and I'd like to move to a math program where there's a fairly large number of people working on inter-disciplinary subject areas.

Any suggestions for departments which such a focus and that may be a general fit would be welcome.