Announcements
Society of Actuaries Center of Actuarial Excellence Award
The UConn Mathematics Department‘s Actuarial Science program continues its extraordinary record of recognition and excellence. The Society of Actuaries has awarded the University of Connecticut the Center of Actuarial Excellence designation for another period of five years, up to June 30, 2029. Our Actuarial Science program benefits from its strong ties with the School of […]
[Read More]CTNT 2024 – Connecticut Summer School In Number Theory (June 1016)
For more information, please write to: ctntsummer@uconn.edu
[Read More]Join the Celebration of Women in Mathematics – May 10th
News & Achievements
UConn Mathematics Awarded GAANN Fellowship Grant from US Department of Education
The UConn Mathematics Department has been awarded a GAANN grant (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) from the Department of Education. The grant will provide five fellowships per year for three years to graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue a doctoral degree in mathematics at UConn, a […]
[Read More]Professor Guozhen Lu named Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics
Professor Guozhen Lu has been named a Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics. The citation for Guozhen says this honor is: For his sustained support and service to AWM, mentorship of early and midcareer female scientists, and advocacy in the career advancement of talented female mathematicians, including recognition in the form of honors and awards. […]
[Read More]Professor Guozhen Lu appointed EditorinChief of Forum Mathematicum
Guozhen Lu has been appointed EditorinChief of Forum Mathematicum, a premier journal in general mathematics. Dr. Lu is currently also the EditorinChief of Advanced Nonlinear Studies, a major journal in Nonlinear Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations, as well as EditorinChief of the de Gruyter flagship book series Studies in Mathematics. In addition, Dr. Lu […]
[Read More]Society of Actuaries Center of Actuarial Excellence Award
The UConn Mathematics Department‘s Actuarial Science program continues its extraordinary record of recognition and excellence. The Society of Actuaries has awarded the University of Connecticut the Center of Actuarial Excellence designation for another period of five years, up to June 30, 2029. Our Actuarial Science program benefits from its strong ties with the School of […]
[Read More]Professor Keith Conrad joins the American Mathematical Monthly as Associate Editor
Professor Keith Conrad has joined the American Mathematical Monthly as an Associate Editor. The Monthly is a publication of the Mathematics Association of America and is arguably the most widely read mathematics journal in the world.
[Read More]Professor LozanoRobledo interviewed about using TikTok to tackle ‘Math Phobia’
Upcoming Events

Nov
13
Algebra Seminar  Rationality of PhamBrieskorn varieties 11:15am
Algebra Seminar  Rationality of PhamBrieskorn varieties
Wednesday, November 13th, 2024
11:15 AM  12:05 PM
Monteith Building 
Nov
13
Math Club: Ask Me Anything 5:30pm
Math Club: Ask Me Anything
Wednesday, November 13th, 2024
05:30 PM
Monteith 419At this meeting, Prof. Conrad will answer any question you have about math (except homework questions). This is a chance to find out more about any problems, concepts, examples, historical events, etc. in math that you’ve heard or read about but don’t understand as well as you’d like.
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Nov
15
SIGMA Seminar  Why is the Riemann hypothesis important?  Keith Conrad (UConn) 1:25pm
SIGMA Seminar  Why is the Riemann hypothesis important?  Keith Conrad (UConn)
Friday, November 15th, 2024
01:25 PM  02:15 PM
Monteith BuildingThe Riemann hypothesis is often presented as the most important unsolved problem in mathematics. Why is that?
In this talk the Riemann hypothesis will be described, including the context that led to it. Then examples will be given that illustrate a range of problems where the Riemann hypothesis can be applied once it gets solved and where the problems themselves don’t sound related to the Riemann hypothesis at all.
It will be assumed that the audience is familiar with basic complex analysis.
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Nov
15
Logic Colloquium: Zeynep Soysal (Rochester) 2:00pm
Logic Colloquium: Zeynep Soysal (Rochester)
Friday, November 15th, 2024
02:00 PM  03:30 PM
Hybrid: SHH 110 & ZoomJoin us in the Logic Colloquium!
Zeynep Soysal (Rochester):
The Metalinguistic Construal of Mathematical Propositions
In this talk I will defend the metalinguistic solution to the problem of mathematical omniscience for the possibleworlds account of propositions. The metalinguistic solution says that mathematical propositions are possibleworlds propositions about the relation between mathematical sentences and what these sentences express. This solution faces two types of problems. First, it is thought to yield a highly counterintuitive account of mathematical propositions. Second, it still ascribes too much mathematical knowledge if we assume the standard possibleworlds account of belief and knowledge on which these are closed under entailment. I will defend the metalinguistic construal of mathematical propositions against these two types of objections by drawing upon a conventionalist metasemantics for mathematics and an algorithmic model of belief, knowledge, and communication.
All welcome!

Nov
20
Math Club: Nuclear proofs, by Ben Oltsik (UConn) 5:30pm
Math Club: Nuclear proofs, by Ben Oltsik (UConn)
Wednesday, November 20th, 2024
05:30 PM
Monteith 419Have you ever seen a mosquito and wanted to shoo it away? Certainly, if you used a nuclear bomb, this would solve the issue, despite there being many simpler ways to approach the problem. We will discuss mathematical equivalents of this: ways to prove elementary facts using overly complicated methods.
Note: Free refreshments. The talk starts at 5:40.
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