Welcome to Pure Mathematics

We are home to 30 faculty, four staff, approximately 60 graduate students, several research visitors, and numerous undergraduate students. We offer exciting and challenging programs leading to BMath, MMath and PhD degrees. We nurture a very active research environment and are intensely devoted to both ground-breaking research and excellent teaching.

  1. Sep. 29, 2023Spring 2023 Graduands

    Congratulations to Clement Wan, MMath and Eric Boulter, PhD, who convocated in Spring 2023. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

  2. July 20, 2023Grad Coordinator Staff Change

    On July 1st, we sadly had to say "so long" and "thank you" to Nancy Maloney who retired from the Pure Math grad coordinator position. Nancy had been with Pure Math for over 16 years and will definitely be missed. We wish you all the best for a long, healthy, and restful retirement, Nancy!

    And we say "welcome" to Jo-Ann Hardy who has taken over the grad coordinator role as of July 4th. We’re happy to have you with us, Jo-Ann! Welcome to Pure Math!

  3. June 28, 2023Alexandru Nica wins Faculty of Math Distinction in Teaching Award
    Andu Nica

    Pure Math Professor Alexandru (Andu) Nica is a recipient of this year's Faculty of Mathematics Distinction in Teaching Award. Up to two awards are given each year to teachers who have “consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education.” Congratulations, Andu!

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  1. Oct. 2, 2023Colloquium

    M. Ram Murty, Queen's University

    "Brain Network Hubs and Markov Processes"

    A new chapter of interdisciplinary research between neuroscience and graph theory has emerged in the last 20 years. In recent joint work with neuroscientist A. N. Prasad, we proposed a model using graph theory and Markov chains to identify "brain hubs" in the neural networks of organisms. We will survey this work and underline some future directions. The talk will be accessible to a general audience.

  2. Oct. 3, 2023Number Theory Seminar

    M. Ram Murty, Queen's University

    "Arithmetical Functions of Several Variables"

    We will survey several results in the theory of arithmetical functions of several variables, a subject that is not often treated in number theory textbooks though it should be!

    MC 5501

  3. Oct. 3, 2023Algebraic & Arithmetic Dynamics Seminar

    Jason Bell, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Berkovich space"

    Dynamics on the Berkovich projective line has applications in arithmetic geometry and intersection theory.  We give a brief overview of Berkovich space in this talk.

    MC 5479

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