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.


Friday, September 29, 2023

Spring 2023 Graduands

Congratulations to Clement Wan, MMath and Eric Boulter, PhD, who convocated in Spring 2023. Best of luck in your future endeavours!

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Grad Coordinator Staff Change

On July 1st, we sadly had to say "so long" and "thank you" to Nancy Maloney who retired from the Pure Math grad coordinator position. Nancy had been with Pure Math for over 16 years and will definitely be missed. We wish you all the best for a long, healthy, and restful retirement, Nancy!

And we say "welcome" to Jo-Ann Hardy who has taken over the grad coordinator role as of July 4th. We’re happy to have you with us, Jo-Ann! Welcome to Pure Math!


Tuesday, May 28, 2024 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Student Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Owen Sharpe

"An Application of Equidistribution Modulo One to Computer Graphics."

We discuss algorithms for generating pseudorandom, uniformly distributed points on the unit circle and the unit sphere. We then apply these algorithms to texture and terrain generation, using ideas from the Perlin noise scheme.

MC 5403

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Differential Geometry Working Seminar

Speaker: Alex Pawelko

"Symmetry Reduction and the Quest for G2 Moment Maps"

We present an overview of the classical theory of moment maps from symplectic geometry and their use within the Marsden-Weinstein-Mayer theory of symplectic reduction, with an emphasis on the Lie theoretic considerations that arise. If time permits, we will then discuss some attempts to generalize moment maps to the setting of G2 manifolds.

MC 5417

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Model Theory Reading Seminar

Speaker: Nicolas Chavarria

"T-minimal Theories and Dimension II"

We continue looking at Will Johnson's work on the dimension of definable sets in t-minimal theories.

MC 5403