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.

Congratulations to our very own, Hans Christianson, one of two faculty members at UNC to receive the 2021 Johnston Teaching Excellence Award! Carolina honored 25 faculty members and teaching assistants for their accomplishments with 2021 University Teaching Awards. Given annually, … Continued

Congratulations to our very own, Jason Metcalfe, has been appointed by the Dean’s Office as the 2020 Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor. Jason is 1 of 12 faculty members who were recently appointed distinguished professors or distinguished term … Continued

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The recent violence and divisive language in our country highlights the dangers Black people face every day. The faculty of the Department of Mathematics at UNC condemns these brutal acts. We are all processing what personal … Continued

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth (SIAG/MPE) have announced the establishment of a new prize, the SIAG/MPE Prize (“MPE Prize”). The MPE Prize will be awarded every two … Continued