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Welcome to Pure Mathematics

We are home to 25 faculty, four staff, approximately 50 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. May 20, 2020Zhenyuan Zhang awarded honorary mention for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award
    Zhenyuan Zhang on a path in the woods

    Zhenyuan Zhang, a pure mathematics major at the University of Waterloo, has received an honorary mention for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

  2. May 20, 2020Wanchun (Rosie) Shen awarded 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award
    Wanchun Shen by a frozen river

    Wanchun (Rosie) Shen, a pure mathematics major at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Shen has focused much of her work on the multifractal analysis of self-similar measures of finite type.

  3. Jan. 8, 2020We remember Distinguished Professor Emeritus János Aczel
    János Aczel

    We are sad to share the news that János Aczel passed away on January 1, 2020 following a brief illness only six days following his 95th birthday. János became a professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics in 1965 after holding positions at the University of Cologne, Lajos Kossuth University, University of Miskolc, and University of Szeged.

    Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1924, János completed his bachelor and master’s degrees at the University of Budapest, as well as his doctorate in mathematical analysis.

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Graduate studies

Congratulations to Diana Castaneda Santos, PhD, Jason d'Eon, MMath, Michael Deveau, PhD, Amanda Garcia, MMath, Adina Goldberg, MMath, Sam Harris, PhD, Luke MacLean, MMath, Mohammad Mahmoud, PhD, Anton Mosunov, PhD, Edward Poon, MMath, Wilson Poulter, MMath, Finlay Rankin, MMath, Hayley Reid, MMath, Nick Rollick, PhD, Jeffrey Samuelson, MMath, Pawel Sarkowicz, MMath, Carlos Charles Valero, MMath, Andrej Vukovic, MMath and Robert Xu Yang, PhD, who all convocated in Fall 2019. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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