Welcome to the University of Maryland, College Park, Department of
Mathematics. We offer exceptional opportunities for study and research
in Mathematics at the undergraduate level, graduate level with programs
in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, and at the professional
research level. Join us in exploring these opportunities.
Faculty Employment Opportunities
- See the Upcoming Events
section (on the right of this page) for information about upcoming
conferences in the department.
- To honor the memory of John Osborn, a memorial fund has been established
to fund annual graduate student awards. Please consider making a
contribution to this cause.
- Welcome to our new faculty members joining us effective Fall 2011:
Assistant Professors Amin
Gholampour and Christian Zickert, and Professors
Jabin, and Jian-Jian Ren. Gholampour's
research interests include Gromov-Witten and Donaldson-Thomas
invariants. Zickert works on geometry/topology and algebraic
K-theory. Brosnan's research is in Hodge theory and algebraic geometry.
Jabin's research is in partial differential equations and
kinetic theory. Ren's work is in mathematical statistics, especially
the analysis of censored data.
- Assistant Professor Maria Cameron is the winner of a
prestigious Sloan Research
Fellowship for 2011. Congratulations!
- Professor Ricardo Nochetto was
selected as a SIAM Fellow for 2011, in recognition of his
contributions to the study of free boundary problems
and phase transitions.
- Congratulations to Professor Larry Washington, who has been selected as a
for 2011-2012. He will give a public lecture on the subject
"Cannonballs, donuts, and secrets: from idle questions to
cryptographic applications" on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4PM in PHY 1410.
- There are now "Maryland hubs" for two new $5M Research
Networks in Mathematical Sciences, funded by NSF. Professor
Eitan Tadmor is directing the main hub of
in "Kinetic description of emerging challenges
in multiscale problems of natural sciences".
Professors William Goldman and
Richard Wentworth are among the PIs
directing a hub of the Network in "Geometric Structures
and Representation Varieties".
- We regret to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus
John E. Osborn on May 30, 2011,
at the age of 74. Professor Osborn served with
distinction as Chair of the Department 1982-1985 and as Acting
or Interim Dean of CMPS, 1989-90 and 1998-99.
He received his Ph.D. in 1965 at the University of Minnesota
and spent his entire career at Maryland, where he specialized
in numerical analysis and elliptic partial differential equations.
He was also instrumental in the SCHOL project to update
our undergraduate curriculum.
A conference in his honor on Finite Element Analysis and Eigenvalue Problems
was held in September, 2000. Professor Osborn
officially retired at the end of the 2007-2008 academic year,
but he continued to be an active participant in department seminars
and affairs up until this year. Obituaries have appeared in the
Washington Post and the
A memorial service will be held in Memorial Chapel on September 21, 2011.
- We regret to announce the passing of Professor
E. G. K. (Ken)
Lopez-Escobar on September 1, 2011. Professor Lopez-Escobar
worked in several areas of logic, including model theory and proof
theory, and was especially interested in intuitionistic proof
systems. He also had a
deep interest in the history of mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in 1965
at the University of California, Berkeley, and came to Maryland in 1966
after a Moore instructorship at MIT.
Emeritus Frank Olver has been selected by the
US Secretary of Commerce to receive the
Medal of the Commerce Department,
for his work on the Digital
Library of Mathematical Functions
at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
This is the highest award that the Department can bestow. Congratulations!
- Our Mailroom Supervisor Fletcher Kinne
has been selected
by President Loh to receive the President's Distinguished Service Award
at the 28th Annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on
Tuesday, October 4, 2011,
for "exceptional performance, leadership, and service by a
member of the University staff".
Congratulations to Fletch on the well-deserved honor!
- We regret to report that
math department alumnus Herbert A. Hauptman, who shared the 1985
Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work based in part on his 1954 Ph.D. thesis
in mathematics at UMCP, has died on October 23, 2011, at the age of 94.
His thesis advisor was Professor Richard Good.
can read an obituary here. In his memory, the departmental colloquium
room has been renamed Herbert Hauptman
- See the newsletter pages
for older department news.
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