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Welcome to the Mathematics Department!

Our research specialties are in algebra, analysis, geometry, number theory, probability and topology.

There are about thirty-five research faculty members and almost seventy graduate students in the department.

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

June 12, 2018

Commencement Ceremony

The Mathematics Commencement Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 18 at 4:00PM in Straub Auditorium 156.

June 4, 2018

AWM Student Chapter Award

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.

May 13, 2018

AWM Student Chapter Distinguished Lecture Series

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.”

April 4, 2018

Marion Walter

Join us in celebrating the work of our faculty member, Marion Walter.

Celebrating Marion Walter and Other Unsung Female Mathematicians

January 10, 2018

AWM Student Chapter Distinguished Lecture Series

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.”

November 4, 2017

AWM Student Chapter Distinguished Lecture Series

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.

October 13, 2017

Distinguished Lecture Series for Students – October 17

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

June 7, 2017

Department of Mathematics Commencement Ceremony

The Department of Mathematics will hold its 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Monday, June 19th at 4:00pm in Straub Hall, room 156.

May 24, 2017

PhD Candidate Cathy Hsu Wins Two Fellowships

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.

May 19, 2017

AWM Student Chapter Distinguished Lecture Series

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.

May 16, 2017

Hayden Harker – UO Outstanding Faculty Advisor

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

 

May 15, 2017

Moursund Lectures – May 16-18

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
May 12, 2017

Ben Elias Receives UO Outstanding Early Career Award

The Department congratulates Professor Ben Elias for receiving the University of Oregon’s Outstanding Early Career Award.

 

April 18, 2017

Robert Lipshitz to speak at ICM 2018

Congratulations to Professor Robert Lipshitz who has been invited to speak at 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August 2018.

March 10, 2017

Distinguished Lecture Series for Students – April 4

John Dabiri (Professor at Stanford University, expert on fluid mechanics, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship winner, PECASE winner, one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10”) will give a broadly accessible talk, “Jellyfish, Wind Turbines, and Turbulence: Dealing with Data Extremes in Complex Flows,” at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, April 4, in Willamette 100. This is part of the Mathematics Department’s Distinguished Lectures for Students series. All are welcome, and undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend.

A poster with an abstract and more details is available here: Poster