Why does Ramanujan, “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, matter?

Save the date for the Spring 2022 Discover Science lecture with renowned mathematician and consultant and co-producer of the film The Man Who Knew Infinity, Ken Ono.

Learn more about this lecture and the other Discover Science speakers

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is a teaching and research-oriented department that offers graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) and undergraduate degrees in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. With over 40 faculty members with roughly two-thirds of those in tenured or tenure-track positions, the department offers a wide range of experts to advise students and do research.

Why choose our programs?

Department Chair Tin-Yau Tam in the Math Department office hallway.

Dedicated faculty

Our leading research-active faculty receive funding from national and international agencies, providing a thriving working and learning environment, valuable experience, and financial support to pursue their own research.

Lake Tahoe sunset.

Rich outdoor environment

Our campus sits just north of Reno's thriving downtown and is less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in the country like Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Professor Mihye Ahn discussing her research poster.

Leading research

Our faculty and graduate students are leading cutting-edge research in the fields of operator algebras, number theory, applied mathematics, topology, statistics and probability, and many others.

Math department news

Portrait of Yinghan Chen

Psychometrics and statistical computing research funded by NSF

Assistant Professor Yinghan Chen's research will advance statistical methods for estimation in the design of educational assessment, psychiatric diagnosis techniques

President Joe Biden greets Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Discover Science Lecture Series kicks off

The College of Science welcomes an astronaut, leading COVID-19 vaccine developer and more for its 2021/2022 season

Portrait of Jonathan Beardsley.

Jonathan Beardsley Awarded Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant