Welcome to Pure Mathematics

We are home to 30 faculty, four staff, approximately 60 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. Mar. 17, 2023Pure Math participates in Math Teach-Off
    Math Teach-Off instructors and organizers

    On March 1, 2023, Pure Math participated in the first ever "Math Teach-Off" event. The premise of the event was simple: three groups of students would take a quiz on a mathematical concept.

  2. Mar. 6, 2023David McKinnon wins Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision
    David McKinnon

    Pure Math Professor David McKinnon has won the University of Waterloo's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision!

  3. Mar. 1, 2023Jacob Campbell receives Graduate Research Excellence Award

    Congratulations to Pure Math PhD candidate Jacob Campbell, a 2023 recipient of the Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Research Excellence Award. The prestigious recognition comes with a $5,000 cash prize and is conferred annually to two graduate students in the Faculty of Mathematics who have authored or co-authored an outstanding research paper. Jacob shares this honour with recent Computer Science master’s graduate Mahbod Majid.

    Real the full article here.

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  1. Apr. 3, 2023Colloquium

    Sarah Koch, University of Michigan

    "Dynamical data: from topology to algebra"

  2. Apr. 4, 2023PhD Thesis Defence

    Eric Boulter, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "Vector bundles on non-Kähler elliptic surfaces"

  3. Apr. 4, 2023Student Number Theory Seminar

    Aahan Chatterjee, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

    "On Freimann’s Theorem"

    We discuss a proof of Freimann’s Theorem that states :

    If A is a set of integers for which there is a set B such that |A|=|B| and |A+B| is at most C|A|, then there are constants d and S such that A is contained in a Generalized Arithmetic Progression of dimension at most d and size at most S|A|.

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Undergraduate studies

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Graduate studies

Congratulations to Simon Adamus, MMath, Benjamin Anderson-Sackaney, PhD, Thomas Bray, MMath, Robert Cornea, MMath, Ethan Davis, MMath, Adam Humeniuk, PhD, Nicholas Manor, PhD, Robert Morissette, MMath, Daniel Perales Anaya, PhD, Spencer Secord, MMath, Owen Sharpe, MMath, Yuxuan Austin Sun, MMath, Francisco Villacis, MMath, Dan Ursu, PhD, Spencer Whitehead, MMath, Xiao Zhong, MMath who all convocated in Fall 2022. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

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