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Mathematics

Faculty List

  • S. Aretakis, B.Sc. (Patras), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Cambridge), Assistant Professor
  • N. Breuss, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Kharkov), Ph.D. (Moscow), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • S. Chrysostomou, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • J. Friedlander, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.A. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Penn. State), F.R.S.C., University Professor
  • M. Goldstein, B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Tashkent), Professor
  • R. Grinnell, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.A. (York), Ph.D. (Queen's), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • R. Haslhofer, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (ETH Zurich), Assistant Professor
  • L.C. Jeffrey, A.B. (Princeton), M.A. (Cambridge), D. Phil. (Oxford), Professor
  • X. Jiang, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Glasgow), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • E. Mendelsohn, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (McGill), Professor Emeritus
  • E. Moore, Hon. B.A., B.Ed., M.A. (Memorial), Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • J. Scherk, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Toronto), D.Phil. (Oxford), Associate Professor
  • P. Selick, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Princeton), Professor Emeritus
  • Z. Shahbazi, B.Sc. (Sharif), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • R.W. Sharpe, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Yale), Professor Emeritus
  • K.Smith, Hon. B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), CLTA Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • G. Tiozzo, B.Sc., M.Sc., (dePisa), Ph.D. (Scuola Normale Superiore), Assistant Professor
  • B. Virag, B.A. (Harvard), M.A., Ph.D.(Berkeley), Professor

Associate Chair: M. Evans evans@utsc.utoronto.ca (416-287-7274)

Our Mathematics began in the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations. The Babylonians already knew much of the mathematics taught traditionally in our schools. Their algebra and geometry was phrased in terms of crops and fields and money. Since the Renaissance, much of mathematics has come from problems in physics and astronomy; for example, calculus arose from problems in mechanics. In turn mathematics has provided the theoretical framework and tools in the Physical Sciences. In the 19th century some parts of mathematics appeared to develop away from their origins in the physical world. To the great surprise of many scientists and mathematicians, some of the "pure" mathematics has turned out to be essential in many aspects of 20th century science. Differential geometry provides the language for general relativity and cosmology, and Hilbert space theory and group representations are the tools for quantum mechanics. Similarly, graph theory, combinatorics and number theory play a major role in computer science. 
 

Note on Admission to MAT programs
Beginning in 2018-19 there are admissions criteria for the Mathematics Specialist and Major programs (Non Co-op and Co-op). Details and information on how to apply for admission to these programs is found in the program descriptions below.

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science (various) or Honours Bachelor of Arts (various)/ Master of Teaching

The Combined Degree Programs for Honours Bachelor of Science/Honours Bachelor of Arts programs at UTSC (various) and the Master of Teaching (MT) offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education are designed for students interested in studying the intersections of the Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, or French, and Education coupled with professional teacher preparation. They allow exceptional students who are registered in specified Specialist and Major programs to apply during their third year of studies, and be considered, for admission to the MT.

The Combined Degree Programs options include:

  • Mathematics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Mathematics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Mathematics (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Mathematics (Major Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching

For more information, including Admission and Program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section of this Calendar.

Service Learning and Outreach
For an experiential learning opportunity that also serves others, consider the course CTLB03H3 (Introduction to Service Learning), which can be found in the "Teaching and Learning” section of the Calendar.