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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

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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7th International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis

Apr. 20, 2018—The Department of Mathematics will host the 7th International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis from May 14 to 18, 2018. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Shanks Lecture. Computational harmonic analysis is an area of mathematical analysis that has had a significant impact in many areas of science and engineering...

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Vanderbilt Hosted AMS Sectional Meeting April 14-15

Apr. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt University hosted the American Mathematical Society Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting April 14-15, 2018. The event featured more than 20 special sessions and more than 400 speakers, many of whom are current or former members of the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. A highlight of the meeting was the Erdős Memorial Lecture presented by Andrea Bertozzi...

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