Mathematics and Statistics studies patterns underlying diverse phenomena such as the weather, human and animal populations, stock markets, the form of a molecule, or the structure of space and time.
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics emphasizes a student-centered, interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research.
There are many Honours B.Sc. programs, including Honours Mathematics & Statistics, Honour Mathematics & Statistics plus a Mathematics Sub-plan, Honours Mathematics & Statistics plus a Statistics Sub-plan, and Honours Actuarial & Financial Mathematics.
Areas of Research
Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory
The study of algebraic structures: sets with a finite number of operations that satisfy a number of fixed axioms. Algebraic Geometry refers to the correspondence between algebraic and geometric problems.
Computational Statistics and Data Science
Describes areas of statistics that are highly computational. From a mathematics and statistics perspective, data science can be viewed as the application of high level techniques to big or otherwise complex data.
The goal of the Financial Mathematics Laboratory is to develop analytical and computational tools to analyse, model and make decisions in financial markets.
Geometry & Topology
Geometry deals with quantitative properties of space. Topology deals with qualitative properties of space.
Focuses on the development and analysis of models of population dynamics and evolution with applications in ecology, epidemiology and animal behaviour.