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.

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The Association for Women in Mathematics is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2022 AWM-Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis will be Yaiza Canzani, Associate Professor of Mathematics at University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continued

A hundred years after the birth of quantum mechanics, a UNC mathematics professor has utilized a new hydrodynamic system to visualize behaviors reminiscent of electronic spin systems, providing new insight into how particles may operate on the quantum level. These … Continued

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