Department of MathematicsWestern Science

Research

Math professor at the board

Members of the Department of Mathematics conduct research in Mathematics and its applications. The Department's research enterprise involves all regular Faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Faculty members of the Department of Mathematics have research interests spanning the areas of Analysis, Algebra, and Geometry and Topology:

1) Analysis

Janusz Adamus
Tatyana Barron
Masoud Khalkhali
Martin Pinsonnault
Rasul Shafikov

2) Algebra

Dan Christensen
Graham Denham
Ajneet Dhillon
Chris Hall
Rick Jardine
Chris Kapulkin
Nicole Lemire
Jan Minac
David Riley

3) Geometry and Topology

Tatyana Barron
Dan Christensen
Graham Denham
Ajneet Dhillon
Matthias Franz
Rick Jardine
Chris Kapulkin
Masoud Khalkhali
Nicole Lemire
Martin Pinsonnault

Some Department members specialize in areas that bridge these classifications and are applicable in other disciplines. Specific interests include stacks, derived categories, algebraic combinatorics, combinatorial algebra, number theory, graph theory, cryptography, Galois cohomology and quadratic forms, homotopy theory, higher categories, homotopy type theory, toric varieties, noncommutative geometry, quantum groups and Hopf algebras, analytic and CR-geometry, symplectic geometry, harmonic analysis, singularity theory, and mathematical physics.

See the Current Research Projects page for  a description of ongoing research projects in the Department.

Members of the Department are active in conference organization. See the page Conferences: Recent and Upcoming for a description of conferences that involve Department members.

Please also see faculty and Postdoctoral Fellow Profiles on their respective webpages.

The Department maintains a number of active seminar and colloquia series that attract some of the world's most prominent mathematicians. 

  • Colloquium
  • The Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Algebra Seminar
  • Analysis Seminar
  • Geometry & Topology Seminar
  • Noncommutative Geometry Seminar

For a complete list of upcoming and past events visit the Math Department Events Calendar on the home page. 

Western University is a principal sponsoring partner of the Fields Institute for Mathematical Research.