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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

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  1. Feb. 28, 2020Geometry & Topology Seminar

    Michael Klug, University of California Berkeley

    "Concordance of homotopic spheres in 4-manifolds"

  2. Feb. 28, 2020Analysis Seminar

    Alex Rutar, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Geometric and Combinatorial Separation Conditions for Iterated Function Systems"

  3. Mar. 2, 2020Colloquium

    Ilan Hirshberg, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

    "Mean dimension and radius of comparison"

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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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