Welcome to Mathematics
The University of Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics has the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world. Perhaps the best testimony to Waterloo's standing and exceptional reputation is the quality and many achievements of the Faculty's teachers, researchers, alumni and students. With more than 8,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 240 full-time professors, and 300 courses in mathematics, statistics and computer science, the Faculty is a powerhouse of discovery and innovation.
- Apr. 24, 2018
The Faculty of Mathematics recognizes three graduate students for their outstanding research papers. Sam Harris from Pure Mathematics and Ahmad Abdi from Combinatorics and Optimization each receive the 2018 Huawei prize, while Michael Cormier from the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science wins the Murray Martin prize. The three PhD award winners include:
- Apr. 23, 2018
When an election is held we often employ a peculiar kind of logic. As we mull over the candidates we may have a top choice, but if we think our preferred candidate isn’t going to win we might vote for our second choice. Or maybe we cast a ballot for our second choice because we want to make sure that a frontrunner who doesn’t represent our view loses.
- Apr. 19, 2018Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a reverberation or afterglow left from when the universe was about 300,000 years old. It was first discovered in 1964 as a ubiquitous faint noise in radio antennas.
- May 26, 2018
Students who have received an Offer of Admission to Waterloo, and their family, are invited to join us on this special visit day to meet with current students, speak with professors, and tour the residences.