Pure Mathematics
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enBrian E. Forrest named fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society
https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/forrest-cms-fellowship
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<p>Monday, June 21, 2021</p>
<p><img alt="Brian Forrest" class="image-right" height="309" src="/pure-mathematics/sites/ca.pure-mathematics/files/uploads/images/forrest_0_0_0.png" width="220" />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.</p>
<p>"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."Monday, June 21, 202115344https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/forrest-cms-fellowship2021 Alumni Gold Medal awarded to Spencer Whitehead
https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/2021-alumni-gold-medal-awarded-spencer-whitehead
<p>Friday, June 18, 2021</p>
<p><img alt="Spencer Whitehead recipient of the Alumni Gold Medal " class="image-sidebar-220px-wide image-right" height="242" src="/pure-mathematics/sites/ca.pure-mathematics/files/styles/sidebar-220px-wide/public/uploads/images/spencer_whiteheadphoto_2.jpg?itok=_QsttI8m" width="220" /><span>His unwavering commitment to excellence and outstanding academic performance makes Spencer Whitehead (BMath ’21) the recipient of the <a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/alumni/events-and-awards/awards-and-medals/alumni-gold-medals">Alumni Gold Medal</a> for the Faculty of Mathematics.</span></p>Friday, June 18, 202115204https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/2021-alumni-gold-medal-awarded-spencer-whiteheadSpencer Whitehead recipient of the Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/spencer-whitehead-recipient-jessie-wh-zou-memorial-award
<p>Tuesday, June 1, 2021</p>
<p><img alt="Spencer Whitehead" class="image-right" height="250" src="/pure-mathematics/sites/ca.pure-mathematics/files/resize/uploads/images/spencer_whiteheadphoto-227x250.jpg" width="227" />Spencer Whitehead, a Pure Mathematics major with and a minor in East Asian studies, is the recipient of the prestigious <a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/math/research/research-information-students/research-resources-and-awards-undergraduates/jessie-wh-zou-memorial-award-excellence-undergraduate">Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.</a></p>Tuesday, June 1, 2021854https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/spencer-whitehead-recipient-jessie-wh-zou-memorial-awardDan Ursu receives prestigious 2021 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper
https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/dan-ursu-receives-prestigious-2021-huawei-prize-best
<p>Wednesday, March 17, 2021</p>
<p><span><span>Dan Ursu, a PhD student in the Department of Pure Mathematics has received the 2021 </span></span><a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies-postdoctoral-affairs/awards/huawei-prize-best-research-paper-mathematics-graduate"><span><span><span>Huawei Prizes for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student</span></span></span></a><span><span>. Ursu is one of two students to receive this prestigious award.</span></span></p>Wednesday, March 17, 202114693https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/dan-ursu-receives-prestigious-2021-huawei-prize-bestThe logic of math
https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/logic-math
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<p>Thursday, November 12, 2020</p>
<p><span>Every mathematician solves math problems, but only a handful of mathematicians study the logical reasoning that they and their colleagues use to solve problems. They focus on the journey, not just the destination. </span></p>
<p><span>Rahim Moosa, a professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics, was pursuing a degree in liberal arts at McMaster University when a philosophy professor introduced him to model theory, which applies logic to algebra, geometry, number theory and other core areas of math.</span></p>Thursday, November 12, 20207342https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/logic-mathIt all added up for Jason Bell
https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/it-all-added-jason-bell
<img typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/sites/ca.pure-mathematics/files/styles/thumbnail/public/uploads/images/jasonbell.png?itok=2JH2QNk-" width="67" height="100" alt="Jason Bell" />
<p>Wednesday, November 4, 2020</p>
<p><img alt="Jason Bell" class="image-right" height="239" src="https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/sites/ca.pure-mathematics/files/resize/uploads/images/jasonbell-157x239.png" width="157" />Professor Jason Bell has been named a Fellow of the <a href="https://www.ams.org/home/page">American Mathematical Society (AMS)</a> for 2021. Bell (BMath ’97) was selected as one of the 46 mathematical scientists from around the world and the only one from a Canadian university.</p>Wednesday, November 4, 20207342https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/it-all-added-jason-bellSchool spirit
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<p>Thursday, October 8, 2020</p>
<p>“Two of my high school math teachers were alumni of Waterloo Math, and they constantly raved about the university,” remembered Gurtaj Dhaliwal. In spite of his teachers’ occasionally excessive cheerleading, the Brampton native pursued his passion for mathematics to the Department of Pure Mathematics within the Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics. “I love that moment where a difficult abstract concept just clicks,” he expressed. “Pure Math lets me delve deeper and deeper into the mental challenge of solving puzzles.”</p>Thursday, October 8, 20207342https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/school-spiritRemembering George Cross
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<p>Friday, September 25, 2020</p>
<p><img alt="George Cross in 1967" class="image-right" height="261" src="https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/sites/ca.pure-mathematics/files/uploads/images/georgecross_1967_chevron.png" width="168" />We’re sad to announce the passing of George Elliot Cross on Thursday, September 17.</p>
<p>Born and raised in Nova Scotia, George attended Dalhousie University to complete both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Following his graduation, he headed West and taught undergraduate math at Victoria College and the University of British Columbia where he completed his doctorate in 1958.</p>Friday, September 25, 20207342https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/remembering-george-crossKathryn Hare awarded Faculty of Mathematics Award for distinction in teaching
https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/kathryn-hare-awarded-faculty-mathematics-award-distinction
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<p>Monday, September 21, 2020</p>
<p>One of the 2019/2020 recipients of the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching was Kathryn Hare.</p>
<p>The award recognizes the teachers’ consistent demonstration of outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to their students’ education.</p>
<p>The faculty presents a maximum of two Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching annually. Outstanding teachers at all levels, from first-year through to graduate studies, are eligible with recipients receiving a public citation along with a cash prize.</p>Monday, September 21, 20207342https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/kathryn-hare-awarded-faculty-mathematics-award-distinctionChasing a dream
https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/chasing-dream
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<p>Thursday, September 10, 2020</p>
<p>“While working as an instructional support assistant (ISA), I remember the first time a professor asked for a volunteer to teach a lecture while he was at a conference,” remembers Josué Kurke. “My hand shot up. I donned a professorial kind of jacket with the elbow patches and went all out. Over time, I’ve realized that I feel most at home in front of a classroom. I want to spend my career talking to people about math.”</p>
<p><a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/math/news/chasing-dream">Learn more</a> about this student studying Pure Mathematics and Combinatorics & Optimization.</p>
Thursday, September 10, 20207342https://uwaterloo.ca/pure-mathematics/news/chasing-dream