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 Applied Math, Analysis, Algebra, and Geometry and Topology:
Geometry and Topology
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.
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.
- The Distinguished Lecture Series
- Algebra Seminar
- Analysis Seminar
- Geometry & Topology Seminar
- Noncommutative Geometry Seminar
- Mathematical Biology Seminar
- Dynamical Systems 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.