Pure Mathematics

The department has strong research groups in several areas of pure mathematics including analysis, topology, number theory, and algebra.

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."

Albert Einstein

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Applied Mathematics

The applied mathematician conducts research in partnership with the fields of medicine, engineering, finance, industry and more with the goal of solving a specific problem in the real world. Pure mathematics often bleeds over into the application side of things—the fields are not siloed from one another.

"There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not someday be applied to phenomena of the real world."

Nikolai Lobachevsky

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Statistics and probability

Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments.

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."

Niels Bohr

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Undergraduate research

Get involved in research and creative activity—the world is your classroom.