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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.



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



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.



Discovering where pure and applied mathematics meet

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



When the best defense is a good statistician

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


Academic programs


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


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

The Department this week

Dal News

Upcoming Events

  • NS Math Circles Event
    December 7, 2016 6:30 PM

    Presented by : Dr. Karl Dilcher

    Topic : How did we calculate before there were calculators?

    Electronic calculators didn't become widely available until the early to mid-1970s. Before that, it was slide rules and logarithmic tables that played similar roles as do pocket calculators today, at least in high schools and universities.

    In this session I will present some of the history of log tables and slide rules, along with some of the underlying theory. We will also do practical examples with actual log tables and with simple paper slide rules. Every participant will receive an old Dalhousie booklet of mathematical tables, including log tables, to take home.

    Pizza and pop will be served. To give us accurate numbers for food orders, we ask that you RSVP to mathcircles@dal.ca. An overview of all events for this year can be found on our website,http://www.nsmathcircles.com/EventsCurrent.html . Bring your friends, classmates, students, or anyone else who might be interested.


  • Number Theory Seminar
    December 8, 2016 2:30 PM

    Speaker: Johannes Schleischitz, University of Ottawa 

    Title: Classical exponents of Diophantine approximation 

    Abstract: This talk is about approximation to successive powers of a real number by rational numbers with the same denominator. The quality of the approximation is compared to the size of the denominator. We also study several variations of the above problem, in terms of classical exponents of Diophantine approximation. We discuss open questions like Wirsing's problem concerning approximation to real numbers by algebraic numbers of degree at 
    most n, for a given integer n.