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 »

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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, Linda Green, who was one of two recipients of the Johnston Teaching Excellence Award. Carolina honored 25 faculty members and teaching assistants for their accomplishments with the 2022 University Teaching Awards. Given annually, the awards acknowledge … Continued

November 24, 2021 The SIAM student chapter and GMA hosted a 3-day UNC Math Alumni Career Panel Series where graduate students of all stages in the program were invited to learn from the experiences of successful graduates in teaching positions, … Continued

Meet Bryn Barker and DJ Passey—married Ph.D. students in the Department of Mathematics who are parents to twin boys. Ph.D.s and parenthood An around-the-clock endeavor with seemingly non-stop demands could describe either parenthood or the pursuit of a Ph.D. program—from … Continued