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Mathematics Department

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Welcome to the University of Tennessee Department of Mathematics

The department's mission is the discovery and dissemination of pure and applied mathematics, including, but not limited to, algebra, analysis, differential geometry, mathematical ecology, numerical analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, probability, scientific computing, and topology.

Our faculty publish numerous books and research articles and regularly present their research at major conferences and symposia. Many hold research grants from national agencies and several serve on editorial boards for journals and as officers in important mathematical and scientific organizations. We teach a complete spectrum of mathematics courses. We offer a comprehensive undergraduate program, a nationally recognized honors program for undergraduates, and several graduate programs leading to masters and doctoral degrees. Many of our faculty have won teaching awards. Our service to the community includes running the annual UT/Pro2Serve Math Contest for high school students, and hosting Barrett Lectures and other conferences.

Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Holiday, Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 26-27
  • Classes End, Tuesday, Dec. 1
  • Study Day, Wednesday, Dec. 2
  • UT Administrative Closing, Dec. 21-25
  • New Year's Holiday, Friday, Jan. 1
  • Teacher Meetings, Monday, Jan. 11
  • Spring 2016 Semester begins, Wednesday, Jan. 13
  • John Barrett Memorial Lectures, May 16-18, 2016

Departmental News

Thanks to Pro2Serve for 15 years of support for the UT Pro2Serve Math Contest. Photos and

Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 26-27, Thurs. & Fri. University administrative offices will be closed.

Putnam Exam, Saturday, Dec. 5. Please contact Dr. Jochen Denzler for more information.

New Undergraduate Scholarship:
The Simms Foundation Scholarships were created by a generous gift from Carol Sue Simms in 2014. The Simms Foundation Scholarship is a 4-year merit scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman with an excellent high school record who will major in math and has an interest in teaching. More...

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Congratulations to Professor David Anderson who has been awarded a College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Award. Congratulations to Kevin Sukanek who has been awarded the College of Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Non-tenure Track Faculty Member. Congratulations to Professor Remus Nicoara for receiving an Arts & Science Advising Award. Congratulations to Professors Vasilis Maroulas and Steve Wise on receiving the College of Arts & Sciences Convocation Research Awards.

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