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. Oct. 25, 2019Remembering Henry Crapo
    Henry Crapo

    Henry Crapo, 2007. Credit: James Oxley, The Matroid Union

    We are sad to share that Henry Crapo passed away on September 3, 2019. Henry was a professor in the Faculty of Mathematics between 1965-1977.

    “He was a colourful member of the department, with a wide variety of interests outside mathematics,” remembered Professor Emeritus Stanley Burris.

  2. June 27, 2019Cameron Stewart named CMS Second Inaugural Class of Fellows

    At the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting Banquet in Toronto on December 8, 2019, the CMS will recognize Cameron Stewart as part of the Second Inaugural Class of Fellows.

    One of 11 of the 2019 fellows, Stewart has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1978. Since that time, he has received several honours and awards including:

  3. May 10, 2019Two graduate students placed in the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prize competition

    Pure Mathematics PhD students Boyu Li and Ruizhang Jin won second and third places respectively in the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prize competition at the University of Waterloo. This new prize will be awarded annually to recognize the achievement of graduating doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics. Li will receive a $1,000 award and Jin will receive $500.

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  1. Nov. 20, 2019Analysis Seminar

    Sam Kim, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Some logical aspects of hyperrigidity of operator systems"

  2. Nov. 21, 2019Model Theory Learning Seminar

    Christopher Hawthorne, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "NIP VII"

    We begin chapter 3 of Simon's Guide to NIP theories.

    MC 5413

  3. Nov. 21, 2019Special Colloquium

    Polona Durcik, Caltech

    "On singular Brascamp-Lieb inequalities"

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Undergraduate studies

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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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