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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 Mathematical Sciences are labeled Bachelor of Arts (BA), while our more intensive undergraduate degrees are labeled Bachelor of Science (BS). There are both mathematics tracks and 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 in Mathematical Sciences, Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics, and Master of Arts (MA) in Statistics degrees. We cooperate with the Department 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.
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.
The photos above were taken by Jinghao Li, Ph.D. 15'.
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Prof. Konstantin Mischaikow from Rutgers University will give the annual Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The lecture will be given in Fine Arts Building room 258 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 title and abstract, along with a list of previous speakers, can be found at the Hilton Memorial 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.
Peter gave a talk to the department about his wartime codebreaking. You can watch it here.
Starting from this semester, the Math Club will post a problem every Friday to encourage our undergraduate students to enjoy the beauty of mathematics outside of the classroom. Some of the problem do not require much mathematics background while some require certain basic training.
Answers should be sent to Jaiung Jun (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday (a day prior to a new problem).
The first problem of the series is:
Circle A rolls one time around circle B whose radius is three times that of circle A. A letter A is drawn inside circle A. How many times will the letter A rotate? (Hint: It's not 3)
See future problems at Problem of the Week webpage.
The 9th Annual Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology (BUGCAT) is to be held at Binghamton University, October 15th and 16th, 2016.
This year's featured keynotes are Profs. Khalid Bou-Rabee, Thomas Koberda, and Luise-Charlotte Kappe.
Deadline for registration is Monday, October 3rd and abstracts for talks should be also submitted by this day. Registration can be done through the conference website.
Joshua Palmatier, who received his mathematics Ph.D. in 2005 from the department, currently a math professor at SUNY Oneonta, was featured in an article in Press and Sun-Bulletin, a local media. The article was titled ”The math professor who writes fantasy novels”.