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Department of Mathematical Sciences
The Department of Mathematical Sciences (DOMS) is a community of mathematicians and mathematical statisticians. We offer degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level. Thus, besides our faculty and post-doctoral visitors, our community includes a large and valuable cadre of hard-working and talented undergraduate and graduate students.
At the undergraduate level, we have two kinds of degrees: general degrees for majors in the mathematical sciences are labeled Bachelor of Arts (BA), while our more intensive undergraduate degrees are labeled Bachelor of Science (BS). There are actuarial science tracks within both degrees. For more details, see the page on the undergraduate programs. A minor in mathematics is also possible.
At the graduate level, we have the PhD and Master of Arts (MA) degrees. We cooperate with the School of Education in their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree for future high school teachers. There is also a combined five-year BA/MAT degree. For more details, see the page on the graduate programs. We will soon add a professionally oriented MA degree in Applied Statistics.
While our highest degree is a PhD “in mathematics”, a significant number of our doctoral dissertations are written on research topics in mathematical statistics.
All faculty members and post-doctoral visitors are active researchers. The main areas of concentration in the department are: Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry/Topology and Statistics.
Read the page on Graduate Programs for information about financial support for graduate students.
Prof. Ralf Spatzier from University of Michigan will give the annual Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The lecture will be given in Science 2, Room 140 at 3:00 pm. It will be followed by a reception at 4:30 pm, in The President's Reception Room, Anderson Performing Center, Binghamton University. This reception is for the whole Binghamton Mathematics Community as well as for our visitors. A flyer of the event can be downloaded. The abstract of the lecture talk can be found at this webpage.
Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture is an annual event in memory of Peter Hilton, 1923-2010, a member of the Binghamton Mathematics Department from 1982 until his death in November 2010. He was an internationally famous member of the mathematical community. His contributions included a major role in the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park during World War II, where he worked with Alan Turing, and important research contributions to topology, homological algebra, elementary number theory, combinatorics, and polyhedral geometry, as well as mathematics education at all levels. A collection of memoirs by people who knew Peter has been published in the December 2011 issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Binghamton University is pleased to host the 2015 Zassenhaus Group Theory Conference on the Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 22 to Sunday May 24, 2015. This conference continues the series of Ohio State-Denison Mathematics Conferences first organized in the 1960's by Hans Zassenhaus.
The 7th Annual Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology was held on October 18-19, 2014. It was again a great success with about 90 registered participants (from many states and two countries) and two excellent key note speakers, Justin Moore (Cornell University) and Danny Calegari (University of Chicago).
This event is organized by our graduate students for graduate students. In addition to the key note talks, there were 26 talks given by graduate students over the weekend.
A group photo taken by Prof. Matthew G. Brin is posted here.
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