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. 23, 2018Sam Harris wins the 2018 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate StudentSam Harris and Bill Zhang

    Pure Mathematics PhD student Sam Harris won the 2018 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. This award recognizes the impact of his paper Connes’ embedding conjecture and winning strategies for quantum XOR games with a prize of $4,000.

  2. Mar. 27, 2018Teaching Award for Anton Mosunov

    Congratulations go to Anton Mosunov who is a winner of the UW Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student!  

    Anton is a PhD student of Cam Stewart and is already a truly outstanding teacher. He previously won the Pure Math Department award for teaching by a graduate student.

  3. Dec. 1, 2017Matt Kennedy wins Faculty of Mathematics Research Excellence Award

    Professor Matthew Kennedy has been chosen to receive the inaugural Faculty of Mathematics Research Excellence Award! This award, which, going forward, will be awarded annually to one or two early or mid-career faculty members, is based on a body of work developed over the past five years, or for a single influential paper published in the past five years. Congratulations, Matt!

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  1. May 25, 2018Geometry & Topology Seminar

    Andrew Swann, Aarhus University

    "Toric geometry of G2 metrics"

  2. May 25, 2018Analysis Seminar

    Jorge Galindo, Universitat Jaume I

    "\ell_1-sequences and Arens regularity of the Fourier algebra"

  3. May 28, 2018Special Colloquium

    Malabika Pramanik, University of British Columbia

    "Configurations in sets big and small"

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Undergraduate studies

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

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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