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. June 26, 2018Post-Doctoral Fellow Teaching AwardPost-Doctoral Fellow Teaching Award

    Akshaa Vatwani has been chosen to receive the inaugural Department of Pure Mathematics Post-Doctoral Fellow Teaching Award! This award will be given annually to one post-doctoral fellow and is based on outstanding teaching. Congratulations, Akshaa!

  2. June 25, 2018Bailey Gu wins Governor General Silver Medal

    Bailey Gu has won the Governor General Silver Medal! This medal is awarded to an undergraduate student graduating with the highest academic standing. Information on past winners can be found at this link: https://uwaterloo.ca/math/current-undergraduates/funding-and-awards/medal-winners/governor-general-silver-medal.

  3. June 15, 2018Jason Bell wins Research Excellence Award

    Congratulations to Pure Math Professor Jason Bell who has won a 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. The award was established to recognize the outstanding research contributions of faculty members within the Faculty of Mathematics. More information can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/math/research/research-resources-and-awards-faculty.

    Congratulations, Jason!

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  1. July 19, 2018Master's Project Presentation

    Adam Humeniuk, Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Existence of the C*-envelope"

    In 1969, Arveson defined the C*-envelope of an operator algebra or operator system as a universal quotient amongst all C*-algebras which contain it. He left the existence of the C*-envelope as an open problem. In a whirlwind tour of my Master's research paper, I'll discuss the diverse tools used to prove its existence in the intervening decades.

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Undergraduate studies

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Graduate studies

Congratulations to Gulizar (Seda) Albayrak, MMath, Jessica Crawford-Brown, MMath, Brandon Doherty, MMath, Parham Hamidi, MMath, Kun-Hung (Rick) Hsueh, MMath, Drew Johnstone, MMath, Justin Laverdure, MMath, Anthony McCormick, MMath, Patrick McIntyre, MMath, Adam Dor On, PhD, Tyrone (Ty) Ghaswala, PhD, Blake Madill, PhD, Ian Payne, PhD, and Jaspar Wiart, PhD who all convocated in Fall 2017. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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