Welcome to the Mathematics Department!
Our research specialties are in algebra, analysis, geometry, number theory, probability and topology.
The American Mathematical Society has ranked us in the top group of U.S. research departments in Mathematics.
Six members of the department were named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society in 2013. Three members of the department spoke in the Lie Theory Section of the 2014 International Congress of Mathematics.
We also take great pride in the quality of our outstanding undergraduate teaching as well as our thriving graduate program.
The EUGENE MATH CIRCLE is continuing in the department. It is aimed at elementary, middle and high school students who enjoy math and want to be stretched by challenging problems.
News and Events
On Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 10am to 1pm in McArthur Court at the University of Oregon, we invite students, ages 5-14, to come to the second Eugene Youth Math Festival. There will be math activities, math problems, board games, puzzles, and brain teasers designed to engage the students in problem solving. Due to the support of the math department and the National Science Foundation, admission to the festival will be free of charge.
Melody Chan, Professor of Mathematics, Brown University will visit campus on October 25th to deliver the fall term AWM Distinguished Lectures.
Professor Chan will give an undergraduate talk on Thursday, October 25th, at 10 a.m. in Deady 307. The title of this talk is “What is a Moduli Space.”
Professor Chan will give a Colloquium Talk on Thursday, October 25th, at 4 p.m. in Fenton 110. The title of her colloquium talk is “Tropical Curves, Graph Homology, and Cohomology of Mg.”
Congratulations to Marie Vitulli for being selected to be part of the 2019 class of AWM Fellows
Marie A. Vitulli, University of Oregon, was selected as a 2019 AWM Fellow for her exceptional efforts to promote women in mathematics through her active participation in AWM, on Facebook, in Wikipedia, and in writing AMS Notices articles; for her contributions to commutative algebra and algebraic geometry.
The Mathematics Commencement Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 18 at 4:00PM in Straub Auditorium 156.
The University of Oregon Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics has been chosen to receive the 2018 Chapter Award for Scientific Excellence. The purpose of this award is to reward a student chapter for organizing and hosting a scientific program of excellent quality in the form of a local conference or speaker series, or for its collaborative work with nearby industry or government organizations by highlighting women in mathematics or by demonstrating the power and fascination of mathematics. Our chapter was recognized primarily for its Distinguished Lecture Series. Congratulations to all members of our AWM Student Chapter.
Winnie Li, Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, will visit campus on May 24th – 25th to deliver the spring term AWM Distinguished Lectures.
Professor Li will give a talk undergraduate talk on Thursday, May 24th, at 4 p.m. in Deady 208. The title of this talk is “Novel applications of number theory.”
Professor Li will give a Colloquium Talk on Friday, May 25th, at 4 p.m. in Deady 208. The title of her colloquium is “The distribution of primes.”
Join us in celebrating the work of our faculty member, Marion Walter.
Carla Cederbaum, Junior Professor of Mathematics, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, will visit campus on January 17 – 18, 2018 to deliver the winter 2018 AWM Distinguished Lecture.
Professor Cederbaum will give a Junior Colloquium Talk targeting advanced undergraduate and graduate students on Tuesday, January 17th, at 3:30 in Deady 208. The title of this talk is “From Newton to Einstein: A guided tour through space and time.”
Professor Cederbaum will give a Colloquium Talk on Wednesday, January 18th, at 3:00 in Deady 208. The title of this talk is “Mathematical General Relativity: some questions involving elliptic PDEs.”
Bianca Viray, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washingtion, Seattle, will visit campus on Thursday, November 9, 2017 to deliver the fall 2017 AWM Distinguished Lecture.
Professor Viray will be available for a Question and Answer session for undergraduate and graduate students at 2:00 pm in Deady 210.
Professor Viray will give a colloquium talk on Thursday, November 9 at 4:00 pm in Fenton 110. The title of her talk is Towards a higher dimensional analog of uniform boundedness of torsion on elliptic curves.
Genetha Gray – Analytics Research Scientist at Intel Corporation – will visit and give a broadly accessible talk (as part of the Mathematics Department’s Distinguished Lectures for Students series) at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, October 17 in Fenton 110. All are welcome, and undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend.
A poster with more details is available here: Poster
The Department of Mathematics will hold its 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Monday, June 19th at 4:00pm in Straub Hall, room 156.
The Department congratulates PhD candidate Cathy Hsu on winning both the UO Doctoral Research Fellowship Award and the American Association of University Women’s American Dissertation Fellowship this year.
Sara Billey, Professor of Mathematics at University of Washington, Seattle, will visit campus on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to deliver the spring 2017 AWM Student Chapter Distinguished Speaker Lectures.
Professor Billey will give a broadly accessible talk on Tuesday, May 30th, at 4:00 p.m. in Fenton 117. The title of this talk, which is suitable for undergraduates is, How math is being used to reconstruct DNA sequences from fragments.
Professor Billey will give a colloquium talk on Tuesday, May 30th. at 2:00 p.m. in Condon 360. The title of this research-level talk is Reduced words and a formula of MacDonald.
The Department congratulates Hayden Harker for winning the 2017 University of Oregon Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award.
There is a brunch reception Thursday, June 1 to celebrate the recipients. RSVP is required. See the post at AroundtheO
Mikhail Khovanov of Columbia University will visit the UO Department of Mathematics to give the Moursund Lectures, May 16-18.
- Tuesday, May 16, 4:00pm, 123 Pacific Hall The Jones polynomial of links and tangles and its categorification.
- Wednesday, May 17, 4:00pm, NEW LOCATION: 100 Willamette Hall Categorification of the Kuperberg bracket
- Thursday, May 18, 4:00pm, NEW LOCATION: 125 McKenzie Hall How to categorify the ring of integers localized at two