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Lattimer Faculty Research Fellows Public Lecture - Dec. 16, 2020

Join the Division of Physical Sciences for presentations by the 2019-20 Lattimer Faculty Research Fellows: Rommie Amaro (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Suckjoon Jun (Physics), and Bo Li (Mathematics) on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:00pm. Register (FREE) for Zoom Webinar

Alina Bucur - 2021 Fellow of the AWM

Associate Professor Alina Bucur has been announced as a 2021 Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). See AWM webpage.

Richard Libby - Donates $50K to Math Dept.

Richard Libby ('80, MA '82, PhD) received his degrees in mathematics at UC San Diego before starting a successful career in the finance industry. His recent $100,000 contribution to the university exemplifies his passion for using mathematics in concert with finance and business, in particular when it comes to assessing market risk. Half of his unique gift will go to the Department of Mathematics and half to the Rady School of Management in support of graduate studies and research. In light of current events, Richard also agreed to a secondary designation to support the math department’s greatest needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Fall 2020 Qualifying & Comprehensive Exams

Algebra – August 31
Real Analysis – September 1
Statistics – September 2
Complex Analysis – September 3
Applied Algebra – September 4
Numerical – September 8
Topology – September 9

MATH 282 Comprehensive exam - September 22 

Questions? Please contact Kelly Guerriero (

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Fall Quarter 2020 P/NP Policy for Majors in Mathematics

The faculty of the Department of Mathematics will allow students in any Math Department major (MA27, MA29, MA30, MA31, MA32, MA33, MA34, MA35) to take a maximum of four (4) Fall 2020 major courses on a P/NP basis. This includes both lower-division and upper-division courses as well as courses taken from other departments that are used to satisfy Math major requirements. 
However, no more than seven (7) total upper-division courses taken in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 with a P grade will be allowed to satisfy major requirements.

Additional information will be provided by the Registrar's Office at a later date on how to make a grade option change request during the January 4-29, 2021 special petition period.

Please keep in mind the following:
  • Fall 2020 P/NP units will count toward the 25% maximum allowed by the University.
  • Course work must be equivalent to C- or better to receive a P grade.
  • A change from a D grade to a NP will result in a loss of units.
  • Financial Aid packages will be affected by NP grades.
  • A change to P/NP for a Fall 2020 course will be allowed for a repeat of a class in which a D or F grade was earned in an earlier term.
  • Students looking to go into math graduate programs would most likely want to take key coursework (especially advanced theory classes like Algebra or Analysis) for letter grades as these are courses graduate admissions committees will focus on. This is also true for students applying to competitive research programs, fellowships and internships.
The P grade is an acceptable prerequisite for any Math Department course. An EASy request may be required if WebReg does not automatically recognize the P grade prerequisite when you attempt to enroll. Students who plan to use the P grade as a prerequisite for another department's course should consult with that department before electing the grade option change.

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Thursday  •  January 21, 2021

4:00pm  •

Amber Puha
    From Queueing Theory to Modern Stochastic Networks: A Mathematical Perspective

Association of Women in Mathematics Colloquium

Friday  •  January 22, 2021

4:00pm  •  Contact David Stapleton,, for zoom access

Yalong Cao
    Gopakumar-Vafa type invariants for Calabi-Yau 4-folds

Math 208 - Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Tuesday  •  January 26, 2021

11:00am  •  Zoom info: Contact for details

Evangelos Nikitopoulos
    Noncommutative $C^k$ Functions, Multiple Operator Integrals, and Derivatives of Operator Functions

Math 243 - Functional Analysis Seminar

11:00am  •  Zoom Meeting ID: 950 6794 9984

Suhan Zhong
    A Lagrange multiplier expression method for bilevel polynomial optimization

Center for Computational Mathematics Seminar

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Jelena Bradic


Applied Probability, High Dimensional Statistics, Stochastic Optimization, Asymptotic Theory

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