Our faculty are internationally recognized leaders whose external federal funding on active accounts in 2016 eclipsed $25 Million from numerous sources, including NSF, NIH, DOE, NSA, ONR, AFOSR, and the Department of Education. Our faculty include numerous fellows of the AMS and SIAM, working in research areas grouped into: 1. Algebra, Geometry, and Topology, 2. Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, and 3. Applied and Computational Mathematics, with much overlap spanning many subfields. We support over 70 graduate students through research and teaching assistantships, and our graduating undergraduate math majors have reached 140 per year. We run many exciting weekly seminars and colloquia. Learn More »

UNC Fluids Lab Milton Van Dyke Gallery of Fluid Motion 2015 Award. Learn More »

Fractal images created by Mark McCombs

Elastic s-wave p-wave focalization within four concentric spherical shells from: Effects of Stone Size on Comminution Process and Efficiency in Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Y. Zhang, I. Nault, S. Mitran, P. Zhong, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2015

Deterministic PDE evolution (Klein-Gordon equation) with stochastic initial conditions:images by Katie Newhall

Social and biological contagions are influenced by the spatial embeddedness of networks. Historically, many epidemics spread as a wave
across part of the Earth’s surface; however, in modern contagions long-range edges—for example, due to airline transportation or communication media—allow clusters of a contagion to appear in distant locations. Here we study the spread of contagions on networks through a methodology grounded in topological data analysis and nonlinear dimension reduction.
Peter Mucha and collaborators

Congratulations to one of our very own professors, Jason Metcalfe, for receiving the 2018 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Each year, the award is presented to a tenured faculty member on each campus of the UNC System … Continued

Congratulations to one of our very own, Paul Cornwell, for being a recipient of the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. His dissertation is titled “A Symplectic View of Stability for Traveling … Continued

One of our very own undergraduate students, Victoria Whitley, was recently interviewed in the Endeavor’s “Women in Science Wednesdays.” Junior Victoria Whitley is an undergraduate researcher within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences majoring in applied mathematics. She is … Continued