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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

In its more than 100-year history, the Department of Mathematics has solidified its standing as a major player in the nationwide arena of mathematical research and academic scholarship. Currently, the department boasts more than 250 undergraduate majors, 40 graduate students, and more than 50 faculty, of which about one third are postdocs. Our vibrant and close-knit community of a diverse group of scholars and students creates a stimulating and exciting atmosphere for research and study. We excel in several areas of pure and applied mathematics, including approximation theory, biomathematics, combinatorics & graph theory, geometry & topology, group theory, noncommutative geometry & operator algebras, number theory, partial differential equations, and universal algebra.

Department News

Denis Osin Gave Invited Talk at ICM 2018

Aug. 28, 2018—Professor Denis Osin was an invited speaker at the recent International Congress of Mathematicians held August 1-9, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro. Held once every four years, the ICM brings together mathematicians from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in every area of mathematics. An ICM invitation is considered to be one...

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Shanks Workshop on Free Probability and Applications

Aug. 21, 2018—The Department of Mathematics will host the Shanks Workshop on Free Probability and Applications September 15-16, 2018. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in free probability theory and adjacent fields – including random matrix theory, probability, and subfactor theory – to discuss possible applications of free probability in these fields. Invited...

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Award Winners Honored at Annual Ceremony

Jun. 12, 2018—Five students and one former postdoctoral fellow were recognized for outstanding achievements at the recent Department of Mathematics annual awards ceremony. The 2018 B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching was shared by graduate students Sahana Balasubramanya and Jordan Nikkel. The award recognizes graduate teaching assistants who have demonstrated concern for and accomplishments in teaching,...

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Jones Named Honorary Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Apr. 26, 2018—Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Vaughan Jones has been named an honorary fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Established in 2010, the society is Wales’s first national academy of science and letters. It includes more than 400 distinguished fellows based in Wales, the U.K., and beyond. In announcing Jones’ honorary fellowship, the society described...

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