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.

Check out what happened at the National Math Festival this past April, an account written by our very own Dr. Wesley Hamilton: “Every two years, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute—in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study and the National … Continued

The tenured faculty in the Department of Mathematics are disappointed that the Board of Trustees has yet to approve an appointment with tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones in the Hussman School of Journalism. In order to maintain the highest standards of … Continued

Gillian Taylor (UNC ’22, CSS 6), calls math an “exercise in personal creativity,” and battled imposter syndrome before finding the joy in research. She is a math major with a double-minor in computer science and religious studies from Concord, NC. … Continued

Violent attacks such as the shootings at three Asian-American owned businesses in the Atlanta area that left 8 dead last week, including 6 of Asian descent, and the shooting in Colorado leaving 10 dead this week, have seen a huge … Continued