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. Apr. 18, 2019Associate Professor Matthew Kennedy appointed University Research ChairMatt Kennedy

    Associate Professor Matthew Kennedy has been appointed a University Research Chair in recognition of his outstanding research contributions to the field of operator algebras and functional analysis. Waterloo’s designation of University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement of faculty and their pre-eminence in a field of knowledge.

  2. Apr. 1, 2019Ruizhang Jin wins the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper

    Pure Mathematics PhD student Ruizhang Jin was one of the six students who won the 2019 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. This award recognizes the impact of his paperConstructing types in differentially closed fields that are analysable in the constants with a prize of $4,000.

  3. Feb. 1, 2019Faculty member wins 2018-2019 Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

    Professor Cameron Stewart is respected and admired for the care, knowledge, insight, and wisdom that he has provided to his students throughout his 40-year long career at the University of Waterloo. Over his career, 22 Master’s students and 11 doctoral students obtained degrees under his supervision and he provided guidance to 18 postdoctoral fellows.

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  1. Apr. 25, 2019Geometry & Topology Seminar

    **Rescheduled from April 19. Note new day/time/room**

    Shubham Dwivedi, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "A gradient flow of isometric $G_2$ structures"

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Undergraduate studies

Check the course offerings list to see when courses are offered.

Graduate studies

Congratulations to Hussein Ahmad - MMath, Benjamin Anderson-Sackaney - MMath, Eric Boulter - MMath, Joshua Hews - MMath, Adam Humeniuk - MMath, Jeremy  Nicholson - MMath, Daniel Pepper - MMath, John Sawatzky - MMath, David Urbanik - MMath, Dan Ursu - MMath, Jake Zimmermann Simmons - MMath, Jonathan Herman - PhD, Boyu Li - PhD, Satish Pandey - PhD, Jitendra Prakash - PhD, John Saunders - PhD, Renzhi Song - PhD who all convocated in Fall 2018. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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