The department maintains a vigorous research life. Faculty research has achieved national and international recognition, with several faculty members supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies.
Faculty research interests include:
- Clifford analysis
- Complex analysis
- Commutative algebra
- Discrete geometry
- Functional analysis
- Geometric topology
- Geometric group theory
- Harmonic analysis
- Low-dimensional topology
- Mathematics education
- Multi-dimensional complex analysis
- Partial differential equations
- Several complex variables
Currently research seminars are in analysis, topology and geometry. Colloquia by guest speakers and ad hoc seminars run frequently.
The Spring Lecture Series, a three-day conference running each April since 1977, features an internationally-renown mathematician who delivers a five-lectures mini course on a topic chosen among the current leading research areas in the mathematical sciences. The mini course is complemented by several talks by senior researchers and junior mathematicians and by a number of outreach activities.
With a diverse graduate student of body of 50 students and growing, our Graduate Program is large enough to offer a rich learning experience and a variety of advanced courses, yet small enough to provide a nurturing and collegiate work environment. Our graduates move on to academic tenure-track postions, and to government and industry.
Undergraduate research is a centerpiece of our Honors College experience. Students work alongside research faculty, often producing award-winning papers that are published in professional journals.