Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Putnam competition

Xuerui Yang, a sophomore mathematics major, earned an Honorable Mention at 2017 Putnam Competition (rank 59). Congratulations!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Guohui Song promotion and tenure

Our alumnus Guohui Song (PhD 2009) was promoted to tenured Associate Professor at Clarkson University. Congratulations!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Kosmas Diveris promotion and tenure

Our alumnus Kosmas Diveris (PhD 2012) was promoted to tenured Associate Professor at St. Olaf College. Congratulations!

Friday, February 2, 2018

MAT 375, 412, 531 Strategies and Tips

Learn MAT 375, 412, 531 Strategies and Tips: Monday February 5th at 5:15, in Carnegie 122

Marju Purin promotion and tenure

Our alumna Marju Purin (PhD 2011) was promoted to tenured Associate Professor at St. Olaf College. Congratulations!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Newton Fellowship, Xuerui Yang

Xuerui Yang, a sophomore mathematics major, was awarded the Newton Fellowship for exceptional performance in Mathematics. Congratulations!

Monday, November 13, 2017

The 18th Midwest Several Complex Variables Conference will take place in Syracuse (May 18-20, 2018), supported by an NSF grant to Dan Coman, Loredana Lanzani, and Yuan Yuan.

Friday, November 10, 2017

NSF award to MGO

The Mathematics Graduate Organization was awarded an NSF grant to support the annual MGO conference.

Mingyue Wang

Mingyue Wang won the first prize for her poster A two-stage design for selecting the t best among Bernoulli treatments and a control at ASA Biopharmaceutical Section conference. Congratulations to Mingyue and her advisor, Pinyuen Chen!

Monday, November 6, 2017

REU programs

Learn about Research Experience for Undergraduates from a recent participant, Danika Van Niel. November 6 at 5:30pm, Carnegie 122.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Guy Johnson

Professor Emeritus Guy Johnson passed away on August 30, 2017 in Loveland, CO. He joined SU in 1966 and retired in 1987. Obituary.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Graduate studies in Biostatistics and Statistics

Graduate studies in Biostatistics and Statistics, presented by Kevin Donovan (SU alum) and Mingyue Wang (SU grad student). Oct 17 at 5:30, Carnegie 122.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Problem solving sessions

Problem solving sessions (GRE Math, Putnam contest, and more) run Wednesdays at 5:30 in Carnegie 111.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Movie Night

Math movie night: Hidden Figures: Sep 25 at 5:30, Carnegie 122.

Grace Wang NIH grant

Grace Wang won a 3-year interdisciplinary NIH grant "Geometric Time-Frequency Methods for Multi-modal Physiological Monitoring". Congratulations!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Qian Huang defense

Qian Huang successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis Stable sparse orthogonal factorization of ill-conditioned banded matrices for parallel computing. Well done Dr. Huang!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Onninen grant

Jani Onninen won a 3-year NSF grant to support his work on Sobolev Mappings of Smallest Energy. Congratulations!

Coman grant

Dan Coman won a 3-year NSF grant to support his work on Pluripotential Theory and Applications to Complex Geometry and Number Theory. Congratulations!

Rostami grant

Minghao Rostami won a 5-year Simon Foundation grant to support her work on Fast Algorithms for Fluid-structure interaction and Pseudospectral Analysis. Congratulations!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Summer office hours

Summer office hours are in effect 5/15–8/25: the Math office will be open 8am to 4:30pm, Monday–Friday.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Remembrance Scholars

Two of our majors are among the 35 Remembrance Scholars 2017-18: Zainab Abdali (Mathematics and English major) and Xintong Wang (Applied Mathematics and Economics major).

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jack Graver

Jack Graver was recognized with a 50-year service award during the inaugural One University Awards Ceremony

Monday, April 24, 2017

Daniel Cuneo defense

Daniel Cuneo successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis Mappings between annuli of minimal p-harmonic energy. Well done Dr. Cuneo!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Joshua Stangle defense

Josh Stangle successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis Representation Theory of Orders over Cohen-Macaulay Rings. Well done Dr. Stangle!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Graduate awards 2017

Congratulations to graduate award winners: James Heffers and Josh Stangle (Kibbey prize), Victoria Wambua (Exner prize), Rachel Gettinger, Erin Tripp, and Victoria Wambua (outstanding TA).

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

PME: Jan Ondrich

Actuarial Careers: a presentation by Economics Professor Jan Ondrich at 5pm, April 18.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Erin Tripp

Linear Algebra, Optimization, and Image Segmentation: a presentation by graduate student Erin Tripp at 5pm, March 21.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wolfgang B. Jurkat

Professor Emeritus Wolfgang B. Jurkat passed away on January 7, 2017 in Ulm, Germany. He joined SU in 1957 and held the title of John Raymond French Professor of Mathematics from 1976 until his resignation in 1990. He initiated an exchange program under which Ulm graduate students study abroad, including at SU.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Textbooks, syllabi

Spring 2017 textbook list and many of Spring 2017 syllabi are now available online: see Quick Links on the left.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday break

The Mathematics Office (215 Carnegie) will be closing on Thursday, 12/22/16 at 3pm and reopening on Tuesday, 1/3/17 at 8:30am.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tyler Fernandez

Tyler Fernandez presents Integer Partitions: Tuesday 12/13, 5pm, Carnegie 120.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mark Kleiner talk

PME presents a math club talk by Mark Kleiner: Mirrors and Reflections. Tuesday October 25 at 5pm, Carnegie 122.

Friday, September 2, 2016


Stuck on a homework problem? Calculus Help Center and Math Clinic are open Monday-Friday.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Visualizing projective space

PME presents Math Club talk by Rebecca R.G.: Visualizing projective space. Tuesday October 18 at 5pm, Carnegie 122.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Mathematical modeling

PME / Math Club event on mathematical modeling contests, featuring two recent participants. Tue. 10/11, Carnegie 122 at 5pm.

Friday, June 3, 2016

University of Chicago Financial Mathematics program

Financial Mathematics presentation by University of Chicago M.S. program: Wednesday 9/28 at 5:30 pm, in Carnegie 122.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Problem solving sessions

Problem solving sessions (GRE Math, Putnam contest, and more) run Thursdays at 5 in Carnegie 111.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

PME: Math and Origami

PME / Math Club event: Math and Origami. Tuesday September 13 at 5pm, Carnegie 122.

Friday, May 6, 2016


Laura Ballard will be interning at NSA in the summer. Congratulations!

Karl Barth

Professor Emeritus Karl Barth passed away on May 5, 2016. He joined the department in 1966 and retired in 2005 after 39 years of service.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

41st MGO Conference

The 41st MGO conference takes place on Saturday April 9th. The keynote speakers are Steven Zelditch and Jeffery Weeks.

Thursday, February 25, 2016


Erin Tripp, Jialing Li, and Stephen Farnham will be interning at Air Force Research Lab in the summer. Congratulations!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Mathematics of Data Science

PME / Math Club event: Mathematics of Data Science, featuring Grace Wang. Thursday April 14 at 5pm, Carnegie 100.