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Post Doctoral Fellowship available

Regetti Computing is sponsoring a Post Doctoral Fellowship (or Doctoral student scholarship) in quantum computer language development.

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Techniques applied from a variety of mathematical fields

Richard Nowakowski's Graph and Games is one of many research groups in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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2016 Graduate Student Handbook

Our Graduate Student Handbook has been updated for the 2016/17 year with information on our programs and general Department and campus information.

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Discovering where pure and applied mathematics meet

Read more about a day in the life of professor Jeannette Janssen on the undergraduate program site

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When the best defense is a good statistician

Read more about Alumni Talia McCallum's work on the undergraduate program site

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Academic programs

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides excellent undergraduate programs, as well as advanced instruction at the graduate and research levels. Find out more about our degree programs.

Colloquia & Seminars

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Learn about our latest research and overviews of the areas of Mathematics and Statistics through our colloquia & seminars.

Upcoming Events


  • @CAT Seminar
    September 27, 2016 2:30 PM

    Presented by : Bob ParĂ© (Dalhousie)

    Topic : The secret double life of graphs


    Abstract :  By graphs I mean, as do most category theorists, what graph theorists might call directed multigraphs. A category is such a graph with an appropriate multiplication on its edges. In fact, a precise way to say this is that the forgetful functor from the category of (small) categories to graphs, which has a left adjoint, is monadic.  This is of course well-known. What is perhaps less well-known isthat the left adjoint, the paths functor, is comonadic. So one could say that graphs are categories with costructure. Here we have a nice comonad on Cat which is not a 2-comonad, and this is a bit troubling.  However, Cat is not a mere 2-category but a double category, and the paths comonad lifts to a lax comonad on that. Considering the coalgebras on this gives a notion of "proarrow of graphs" thus giving a double category of graphs over which the double category of categories is monadic. We will study some of the properties of this double catecory.


  • Mathematics Colloquium Announcement
    September 29, 2016 2:30 PM

    Presented by : Karl Dilcher and Richard Nowakowski

    Topic : Title: Richard K. Guy turns 100

    Abstract :  

    Richard Guy has influenced many mathematicians over his long career, which isn't over yet. We will talk about the importance of "Unsolved Problems in Number Theory",  "Reviews in Number Theory", "Book of Numbers", "Strong Law of Small Numbers" and "Winning Ways" as well as others.