WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
We are one of the larger departments on campus, with 37 full-time faculty, 18 postdoctoral fellows, over 100 graduate students and 8 staff members. The Department has strong research groups in several areas of mathematics and statistics and we offer a number of different programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For example, we recently introduced an undergraduate programme in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, and we offer a professional masters program in Financial Mathematics through M-Phimac.
Research seminars in Algebra & Number Theory, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Finantial Mathematics, Geometry & Topology, Mathematical Logic and Probability & Statistics and the weekly Colloquium attract some of the world's most prominent mathematicians. Each year the department invites a prestigious guest lecturer to deliver a series of talks, the Britton Lectures (endowed by a gift of Ronald and Helen Britton.) The annual Evelyn Nelson Memorial Lecture commemorates our late colleague and features talks in the foundations of mathematics. For more information about the department click here.
David Earn was interviewed by CHCH News in a segment Contracting the flu may have to do with the weather, following publication of an article in the Proceeding of the Royal Society B, in which he and his collabortors establish that the spread of seasonal flu in Canada is tied to low temperature and low humidity, and travels west to east. These findings may have significant implications on measures such as the timing of vaccination programs across the country.
Walter Craig has been appointed as Director of the Fields Institute, and Patrick Speissegger has been honoured as a Fields Institute Fellow. Congratulations Walter and Patrick!
Matheus Grasselli speaks about his mathematical ideas as applied to economics in this videotaped interview by the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
Walter Craig has been elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The distinction of AMS Fellow is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and application of mathematics.
Earlier this year, David Earn was invited to present at McMaster's TEDx 2013 lecture series. His talk is entitled Visualizing and modelling contagion is available online (runtime 19mins).
Opportunities for undergraduate research
NSERC USRA Summer 2014 - applications due February 14, 2014
Congratulations to Chun-Kit Lai who was awarded a silver New World Mathematics Award for his PhD thesis entitled Spectral Analysis on Fractal Measures and Tiles.
Congratulations to Vladislav Bukshtynov, an alumnus of the CSE Program, for receiving the 2013 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award has been established by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) to recognize and to publicize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics defended at a Canadian University during the calendar year prior to the year of the award. Vladislav was invited to give a plenary lecture about his work during the 2013 CAIMS Annual Meeting in Quebec City. June 2013