Department of Mathematics

Recognizing our exceptional faculty

Read about the achievements of exceptional faculty members in teaching, research, mentorship and service.

Polar adventures in math

Researchers Ken Golden and Jody Reimer use math to understand changing polar environments.

Using sound waves to make patterns that never repeat

Collaboration between mathematicians and engineers could lead to customizable materials.

New Churchill Scholar is U’s 6th, tying second-longest streak

Scholarship allows mathematics and physics honors student Isaac Martin to study at the University of Cambridge.

Exploring the science of sea ice

U mathematician Ken Golden takes to the ice in a Frontiers of Science lecture.

Humans of the U: Daniel Sovelius

Daniel Sovelius, a custodian for the U’s Department of Mathematics, came to the U thanks to an enlightened University of Utah guideline aimed at supporting work opportunities for special-needs individuals. “I just love working . . . custodian work,” Daniel said.

Math professor named AMS fellows

Two professors in the U’s Department of Mathematics—Tommaso de Fernex and Peter Trapa—have been named members of the 2019 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.


Tino Nyawelo faced many challenges when he left the unrest of South Sudan to study physics in Europe. He drew on this experience to create REFUGES, a program that helps underrepresented students pursue STEM fields at the U.