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. Sep. 8, 2021Matthew Satriano awarded Faculty of Mathematics Research Chair
    Matthew Satriano

    The Faculty of Mathematics has named Matthew Satriano as one of its Research Chairs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    The award recognizes exceptional scholarly achievement and outstanding contributions to a field of knowledge. Some of the most prolific scholars in the Faculty of Mathematics have held Research Chairs, and Satriano continues the trend of excellence.

  2. Aug. 4, 2021Undergraduate award winners announced

    We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2020/21 Pure Mathematics Silver Awards and the Undergraduate Research Prize.

    The Pure Mathematics Silver Award recognizes mathematical excellence in Pure Math and Mathematical Finance. This year's recipients are:

  3. June 21, 2021Brian E. Forrest named fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society
    Brian Forrest

    Brian E. Forrest, professor of Pure Mathematics, has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS). The fellowship is awarded for outstanding contributions in research, teaching and learning and service in fulfillment of CMS mandates and goals.

    "It's an honour and something I'm pretty proud of," says Forrest. "This is a wonderful way to stay connected to the Canadian Mathematical Society, a group that's been a valuable part of my career."

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  1. Sep. 22, 2021Analysis Seminar

    Kenneth Davidson, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Strongly Peaking Representations and Compressions of Operator Systems"

    We are seeking unitary invariants for d-tuples of operators and more generally for operator systems. However an operator system generally has many completely isometric representations on Hilbert space. So a strong minimality condition is required, and not all operator systems have such a representation.

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Graduate studies

Congratulations to Seda Gulizar Albayrak, PhD, and Caleb Suan, MMath, who convocated in Spring 2021. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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