WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
We are one of the larger departments on campus, with 37 full-time faculty, 19 postdoctoral fellows, 85 graduate students and 8 staff members. The Department has strong research groups in several areas of mathematics and statistics and it offers a growing number of programmes of study at the undergraduate and graduate level. For example, we recently introduced an undergraduate programme in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, and the field of financial mathematics has also been added to our MSc and PhD mathematics programmes.
Research seminars in Algebra, Analysis, Applied Math, Finance, Geometry and Topology, Mathematical Logic and 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 collegue, and features talks in the foundations of mathematics. For more information about the department click here.
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Dr. David Earn was interviewed recently by CHCH News "Contracting the flu may have to do with the weather", following publication of an article in the Proceeding of the Royal Society B. David Earn and his research collaborators established that the spread of seasonal flu in Canada is tied to low temperature and low humidity, and travels west to east — findings that may have significant implications on measures such as the timing of vaccination programs across the country.
Dr. Matheus Grasselli was recently interviewed by the Institute for New Economic Thinking
Earlier this year, Dr. David Earn was invited to present at McMaster's TEDx 2013 lecture series. His talk entitled "Visualizing and modelling contagion" is now available online (runtime 19mins).
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Math@Mac Online Competition takes place November 27, 2013, registration opens Friday October 25, 2013
Britton Lecture 2013 - Will be given by Henri Darmon, McGill University, November 19-22, 2013
Congratulations to Chun-Kit Lai who was awarded a silver New World Mathematics Award for his PhD thesis titled Spectral Analysis on Fractal Measures and Tiles.
Walter Craig has been appointed as Director of the Fields Institute.
Patrick Speissegger has been honoured as a Fields Institute Fellow at the Annual General Meeting of the Fields Institute. This distinction is awarded for outstanding contributions to the Fields Institute and to the Canadian mathematical community. June 2013
Congratulations to Dr. 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. Dr. Bukshtynov was invited to give a plenary lecture about his work during the 2013 CAIMS Annual Meeting in Quebec City. June 2013
Congratulations to Walter Craig, who 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. Feb 2013