Mathematics

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

The Department of Mathematics offers both a terminal MA program and a PhD program in Mathematics.

Students are admitted for specific degree programs: the MA in Mathematics, PhD in Mathematics, or PhD in Applied Mathematics. Requirements for the Mathematics and Applied Mathematics PhDs differ only in minor respects, and no distinction is made between the two in day-to-day matters.

Continuing students wishing to transfer from one program to another should consult the graduate advisor in 910 Evans Hall. Transfers between the two PhD programs and from the PhD program to the MA program are fairly routine but should be done prior to taking the qualifying exam. It is a formal policy of the department that an applicant to the PhD program who has previous graduate work in mathematics must present very strong evidence of capability for mathematical research.

While MA degrees are awarded, in recent years few MA students have been admitted from outside the university. A small number of pre-PhD students have been admitted. These are promising candidates whose preparation is not yet sufficient for PhD study, and who are initially admitted for the MA degrees. The progress of pre-PhD students is reviewed late in the spring semester. Those deemed prepared are eligible to advance to the PhD program, by completing a routine Petition to Change Program, obtainable from the graduate assistant. Completion of the requirements for the MA is not required.

Students seeking to transfer to the Mathematics MA or PhD programs from other campus programs, including the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science, must formally apply and should consult the Vice Chair for Graduate Studies.

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Admissions

Admission to the University

Minimum Requirements for Admission

The following minimum requirements apply to all graduate programs and will be verified by the Graduate Division:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  2. A grade point average of B or better (3.0);
  3. If the applicant comes from a country or political entity (e.g., Quebec) where English is not the official language, adequate proficiency in English to do graduate work, as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 90 on the iBT test, 570 on the paper-and-pencil test, or an IELTS Band score of at least 7 (note that individual programs may set higher levels for any of these); and
  4. Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the given field.

Applicants Who Already Hold a Graduate Degree

The Graduate Council views academic degrees not as vocational training certificates, but as evidence of broad training in research methods, independent study, and articulation of learning. Therefore, applicants who already have academic graduate degrees should be able to pursue new subject matter at an advanced level without need to enroll in a related or similar graduate program.

Programs may consider students for an additional academic master’s or professional master’s degree only if the additional degree is in a distinctly different field.

Applicants admitted to a doctoral program that requires a master’s degree to be earned at Berkeley as a prerequisite (even though the applicant already has a master’s degree from another institution in the same or a closely allied field of study) will be permitted to undertake the second master’s degree, despite the overlap in field.

The Graduate Division will admit students for a second doctoral degree only if they meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants with doctoral degrees may be admitted for an additional doctoral degree only if that degree program is in a general area of knowledge distinctly different from the field in which they earned their original degree. For example, a physics PhD could be admitted to a doctoral degree program in music or history; however, a student with a doctoral degree in mathematics would not be permitted to add a PhD in statistics.
  2. Applicants who hold the PhD degree may be admitted to a professional doctorate or professional master’s degree program if there is no duplication of training involved.

Applicants may apply only to one single degree program or one concurrent degree program per admission cycle.

Required Documents for Applications

  1. Transcripts: Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts with your application for the departmental initial review. If the applicant is admitted, then official transcripts of all college-level work will be required. Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes as issued by the school(s) attended. If you have attended Berkeley, upload your unofficial transcript with your application for the departmental initial review. If you are admitted, an official transcript with evidence of degree conferral will not be required.
  2. Letters of recommendation: Applicants may request online letters of recommendation through the online application system. Hard copies of recommendation letters must be sent directly to the program, not the Graduate Division.
  3. Evidence of English language proficiency: All applicants from countries or political entities in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. This applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and Quebec (Canada). However, applicants who, at the time of application, have already completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better at a US university may submit an official transcript from the US university to fulfill this requirement. The following courses will not fulfill this requirement:
    • courses in English as a Second Language,
    • courses conducted in a language other than English,
    • courses that will be completed after the application is submitted, and
    • courses of a non-academic nature.

If applicants have previously been denied admission to Berkeley on the basis of their English language proficiency, they must submit new test scores that meet the current minimum from one of the standardized tests.

Where to Apply

Visit the Berkeley Graduate Division application page

Admission to the Program

Undergraduate students also often take one or more of the following introductory Mathematics graduate courses:

MATH 202AIntroduction to Topology and Analysis4
MATH 202BIntroduction to Topology and Analysis4
MATH 214Differentiable Manifolds4
MATH 225AMetamathematics4
MATH 225BMetamathematics4
MATH 228ANumerical Solution of Differential Equations4
MATH 228BNumerical Solution of Differential Equations4
MATH 250AGroups, Rings, and Fields4
MATH 250BMultilinear Algebra and Further Topics4

The Math Department admits new graduate students to the fall semester only. The Graduate Division's Online Application will be available in early September at: http://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/index.shtml. Please read the information on Graduate Division requirements and information required to complete the application.

Copies of official or unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your application. Please do not mail original transcripts for the review process. 

We require three letters of recommendation, which should be submitted online. Please do not mail letters of recommendation for the review process. 

A Note on the GRE Exams

We require both the General GRE and the Mathematics Subject GRE exams. You should take both tests no later than October. The Educational Testing Service will send your scores to the institutions you specify when you take the exams. Our departmental code is 0703. Additional information about the GRE exams, and how to register, can be obtained at http://www.gre.org

International Students

All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East,  Israel, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.

If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better in residence at a recognized U.S. institution, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must upload an unofficial transcript from the recognized U.S. institution.

To qualify for a TOEFL exemption you must:

  • Have a basic degree from a recognized institution in a country where the official language is English.
  • Have completed a basic or advanced degree at an institution, in the United States or abroad, where the language of instruction is English and the institution is accredited by one of the United States’ regional accrediting* agencies. (United States universities only)
  • Have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with a grade B or better at a regionally accredited* institution within the United States.

* Regionally accredited college or university means an institution of higher education accredited by one of the following regional accreditation associations in the United States:

  1. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  3. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  4. Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  5. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  6. Western Association of Schools and Colleges

There are two standardized tests you may take: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

We will only accept TOEFL tests administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and sent to us directly by the TOEFL office. For Fall 2018 admission, tests taken before June 1, 2016 will not be accepted even if your score was reported to Berkeley. The institution code for Berkeley is 4833.

For purposes of admission, your most recent score must be at least 90 for the Internet-based test (IBT), and 570 for the paper-based format (PBT). 

The IBT emphasizes integrated skills so its format and scoring are different from the PBT version of the TOEFL. Please plan to take the TOEFL as soon as possible, regardless of the test’s format, to avoid delays in the review of your application.

Students wishing to be appointed as teaching assistants in their first year should have a score of 26 on the speaking section of the iBT.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

As an exception, you can submit scores from the Academic Modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

You are responsible for providing us with an official Test Report Form (TRF) of your IELTS. Remember to order the TRF when you register to take the test.

For Fall 2018, tests taken before June 1, 2016 will not be accepted. Your most recent overall Band score must be at least 7 on a 9-point scale.

To register for the IELTS, consult the IELTS website to locate the office of the test center where you plan to take the test.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Normative Time Requirements

Normative time to advancement: five semesters.
Normative time in candidacy: six semesters.
Total normative time: eleven semesters.

Time to Advancement

Curriculum

Four graduate-level courses
Four Math electives, as per specialized study list in Year One, including Seminar requiring a presentation of one hour or longer

Prerequisites

The Department of Mathematics offers two PhD degrees, one in Mathematics and one in Applied Mathematics. Applicants for admission to either PhD program are expected to have preparation comparable to the undergraduate major at Berkeley in Mathematics or in Applied Mathematics. These majors consist of two full years of lower division work (covering calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and multivariable calculus), followed by eight one-semester courses including real analysis, complex analysis, abstract algebra, and linear algebra. These eight courses may include some mathematically based courses in other departments, such as physics, engineering, computer science, or economics.

Applicants for admission are considered by the department's Graduate Admissions and Appointments Committees. The number of students that can be admitted each year is determined by the Graduate Division and by departmental resources. In making admissions decisions, the committee considers, among other things, grades in mathematics courses, level of mathematical preparation, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores.

Experience has shown that the score on the Mathematics Subject GRE is a partial indicator of preparation for Berkeley's PhD program. A score below the 80th percentile suggests inadequate preparation and must be balanced by other evidence if a favorable admission decision is to be reached.

Degree Requirements

In outline, to earn the PhD in either Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, the candidate must meet the following requirements.

  1. During the first year in the PhD program:
    1. Take at least four courses, two or more of which are graduate courses in mathematics,
    2. Pass the six-hour written preliminary examination covering primarily undergraduate material. (The exam is given just before the beginning of each semester, and the student must pass it within their first three semesters.)
  2. Pass a three-hour, oral qualifying examination emphasizing, but not exclusively restricted to, the area of specialization. The qualifying examination must be attempted within two years of entering the program.
  3. Complete a seminar, giving a talk of at least one hour duration.
  4. Write a dissertation embodying the results of original research and acceptable to a properly constituted dissertation committee.
  5. Meet the University residence requirement of two years or four semesters.

The detailed regulations of the PhD program are as follows:

Course Requirements

During the first year in the PhD program, the student must enroll in at least four courses. At least two of these must be graduate courses in mathematics. Exceptions can be granted by the student's graduate adviser.

Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination consists of six hours of written work given over a two-day period. Most of the examination covers material, mainly in analysis and algebra, that should be part of a well-prepared student's undergraduate training. The preliminary examination is offered twice a year—during the week before classes start in both the fall and spring semesters. A student may repeat the examination twice. A student who does not pass the preliminary examination within 13 months of the date of entry into the PhD program will not be permitted to remain in the program past the third semester. In exceptional cases, a fourth try may be granted.

Qualifying Examination

To arrange for the qualifying examination, a student must first settle on an area of concentration, and a prospective dissertation supervisor, someone who agrees to supervise the dissertation if the examination is passed. With the aid of the prospective supervisor, the student forms an examination committee of four members, at least two of which must be members of the department. The Graduate Division requires that at least one committee member be from outside the department and that the committee chair be someone other than the dissertation supervisor. The syllabus of the examination is to be worked out jointly by the committee and the student, but before final approval it is to be circulated to all faculty members of the appropriate sections. The qualifying examination must cover material falling in at least three subject areas and these must be listed on the application to take the examination. Moreover, the material covered must fall within more than one section of the department. Sample syllabi can be seen in 910 Evans Hall.

The student must attempt the qualifying examination within twenty-five months of entering the PhD program. If a student does not pass on the first attempt, then, on the recommendation of the student's examining committee, and subject to the approval of the Graduate Division, the student may repeat the examination once. The examining committee must be the same, and the re-examination must be held within thirty months of the student's entrance into the PhD program.

For a student to pass the qualifying examination, at least one identified member of the subject area group must be willing to accept the candidate as a dissertation student, if asked. The student must obtain an official dissertation supervisor within one semester after passing the qualifying examination or leave the PhD program. For more detailed rules and advice concerning the qualifying examination, consult the graduate assistant in 910 Evans Hall.

Master's Degree Requirements

Unit Requirements

Plan I requires at least 20 semester units of upper division and graduate courses and a thesis. At least 8 of these units must be in graduate courses (200 series). These 8 units are normally taken in the Department of Mathematics at Berkeley. In special cases, upon recommendation of the Graduate Adviser and approval of the Dean of the Graduate Division, some of the 8 graduate units may be taken in other departments.

Plan II requires at least 24 semester units of upper division and graduate courses, followed by a comprehensive final examination, the MA examination. At least 12 of these units must be in graduate courses (200 series). These 12 units are normally taken in the Department of Mathematics at Berkeley. In special cases, upon recommendation of the graduate adviser and approval of the dean of the Graduate Division, some of the 12 graduate units may be taken in other departments. All courses fulfilling the above unit requirements must have significant mathematical content. In general, MA students are encouraged to take some courses outside the Department of Mathematics. In many jobs, at least some acquaintance with statistics and computer science is essential; and, for some students, courses in such fields as engineering, biological or physical sciences, or economics are highly desirable.

A breadth requirement consisting of at least one course in each of three fields must be met by all students. Fields include: algebra, analysis, geometry, foundations, history of mathematics, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, computer science, and various other fields of applied mathematics. The last category specifically covers courses in a variety of departments, and the graduate adviser may allow more than one such course to count toward the breadth requirement. A depth requirement consisting of a coherent program of three courses all in one of the above fields, at least two of these courses being at the graduate level, must be met. Students interested in a field of applied mathematics are encouraged to take some of these courses outside the department.

Curriculum

Courses Required
Breadth Requirement:
Select one courses in three fields from the following:
algebra; analysis, geometry, foundations, history of mathematics, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, computer science, applied mathematics
Depth Requirement:
Select a coherent program of three courses all in one field from the following:
algebra; analysis, geometry, foundations, history of mathematics, numerical analysis, probability and statistics, computer science, applied mathematics
  • Advancement to Candidacy
  • Capstone/Thesis (Plan I)
  • Capstone/Comprehensive Exam (Plan II)
  • Capstone/Master's Project (Plan II)

Courses

Mathematics

MATH 202A Introduction to Topology and Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Metric spaces and general topological spaces. Compactness and connectedness. Characterization of compact metric spaces. Theorems of Tychonoff, Urysohn, Tietze. Complete spaces and the Baire category theorem. Function spaces; Arzela-Ascoli and Stone-Weierstrass theorems. Partitions of unity. Locally compact spaces; one-point compactification. Introduction to measure and integration. Sigma algebras of sets. Measures and outer measures. Lebesgue measure
on the line and Rn. Construction of the integral. Dominated convergence theorem.
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MATH 202B Introduction to Topology and Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Measure and integration. Product measures and Fubini-type theorems. Signed measures; Hahn and Jordan decompositions. Radon-Nikodym theorem. Integration on the line and in Rn. Differentiation of the integral. Hausdorff measures. Fourier transform. Introduction to linear topological spaces, Banach spaces and Hilbert spaces. Banach-Steinhaus theorem; closed graph theorem. Hahn-Banach theorem. Duality; the dual of LP. Measures on locally compact
spaces; the dual of C(X). Weak and weak-* topologies; Banach-Alaoglu theorem. Convexity and the Krein-Milman theorem. Additional topics chosen may include compact operators, spectral theory of compact operators, and applications to integral equations.
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MATH 203 Asymptotic Analysis in Applied Mathematics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Asymptotic methods for differential equations, with emphasis upon many physical examples. Topics will include matched asymptotic expansions, Laplace's method, stationary phase, boundary layers, multiple scales, WKB approximations, asymptotic Lagrangians, bifurcation theory.

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MATH 204 Ordinary Differential Equations 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Rigorous theory of ordinary differential equations. Fundamental existence theorems for initial and boundary value problems, variational equilibria, periodic coefficients and Floquet Theory, Green's functions, eigenvalue problems, Sturm-Liouville theory, phase plane analysis, Poincare-Bendixon Theorem, bifurcation, chaos.

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MATH 205 Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
Normal families. Riemann Mapping Theorem. Picard's theorem and related theorems. Multiple-valued analytic functions and Riemann surfaces. Further topics selected by the instructor may include: harmonic functions, elliptic and algebraic functions, boundary behavior of analytic functions and HP spaces, the Riemann zeta functions, prime number theorem.

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MATH 206 Banach Algebras and Spectral Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Banach algebras. Spectrum of a Banach algebra element. Gelfand theory of commutative Banach algebras. Analytic functional calculus. Hilbert space operators. C*-algebras of operators. Commutative C*-algebras. Spectral theorem for bounded self-adjoint and normal operators (both forms: the spectral integral and the "multiplication operator" formulation). Riesz theory of compact operators. Hilbert-Schmidt operators. Fredholm operators. The
Fredholm index. Selected additional topics.
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MATH 208 C*-algebras 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Basic theory of C*-algebras. Positivity, spectrum, GNS construction. Group C*-algebras and connection with group representations. Additional topics, for example, C*-dynamical systems, K-theory.

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MATH 209 Von Neumann Algebras 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
Basic theory of von Neumann algebras. Density theorems, topologies and normal maps, traces, comparison of projections, type classification, examples of factors. Additional topics, for example, Tomita Takasaki theory, subfactors, group actions, and noncommutative probability.

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MATH 212 Several Complex Variables 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2012
Power series developments, domains of holomorphy, Hartogs' phenomenon, pseudo convexity and plurisubharmonicity. The remainder of the course may treat either sheaf cohomology and Stein manifolds, or the theory of analytic subvarieties and spaces.

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MATH 214 Differentiable Manifolds 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
Smooth manifolds and maps, tangent and normal bundles. Sard's theorem and transversality, Whitney embedding theorem. Morse functions, differential forms, Stokes' theorem, Frobenius theorem. Basic degree theory. Flows, Lie derivative, Lie groups and algebras. Additional topics selected by instructor.

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MATH 215A Algebraic Topology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
Fundamental group and covering spaces, simplicial and singular homology theory with applications, cohomology theory, duality theorem. Homotopy theory, fibrations, relations between homotopy and homology, obstruction theory, and topics from spectral sequences, cohomology operations, and characteristic classes. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 215B Algebraic Topology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Fundamental group and covering spaces, simplicial and singular homology theory with applications, cohomology theory, duality theorem. Homotopy theory, fibrations, relations between homotopy and homology, obstruction theory, and topics from spectral sequences, cohomology operations, and characteristic classes. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH C218A Probability Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The course is designed as a sequence with Statistics C205B/Mathematics C218B with the following combined syllabus. Measure theory concepts needed for probability. Expection, distributions. Laws of large numbers and central limit theorems for independent random variables. Characteristic function methods. Conditional expectations, martingales and martingale convergence theorems. Markov chains. Stationary processes. Brownian motion.

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MATH C218B Probability Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
The course is designed as a sequence with with Statistics C205A/Mathematics C218A with the following combined syllabus. Measure theory concepts needed for probability. Expection, distributions. Laws of large numbers and central limit theorems for independent random variables. Characteristic function methods. Conditional expectations, martingales and martingale convergence theorems. Markov chains. Stationary processes. Brownian motion.

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MATH 219 Dynamical Systems 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
Diffeomorphisms and flows on manifolds. Ergodic theory. Stable manifolds, generic properties, structural stability. Additional topics selected by the instructor.

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MATH 220 Introduction to Probabilistic Methods in Mathematics and the Sciences 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Brownian motion, Langevin and Fokker-Planck equations, path integrals and Feynman diagrams, time series, an introduction to statistical mechanics, Monte Carlo methods, selected applications.

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MATH 221 Advanced Matrix Computations 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Direct solution of linear systems, including large sparse systems: error bounds, iteration methods, least square approximation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices, nonlinear equations, and minimization of functions.

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MATH 222A Partial Differential Equations 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The theory of boundary value and initial value problems for partial differential equations, with emphasis on nonlinear equations. Laplace's equation, heat equation, wave equation, nonlinear first-order equations, conservation laws, Hamilton-Jacobi equations, Fourier transform, Sobolev spaces.

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MATH 222B Partial Differential Equations 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
The theory of boundary value and initial value problems for partial differential equations, with emphasis on nonlinear equations. Second-order elliptic equations, parabolic and hyperbolic equations, calculus of variations methods, additional topics selected by instructor.

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MATH C223A Advanced Topics in Probability and Stochastic Process 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
The topics of this course change each semester, and multiple sections may be offered. Advanced topics in probability offered according to students demand and faculty availability.

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MATH C223B Advanced Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
The topics of this course change each semester, and multiple sections may be offered. Advanced topics in probability offered according to students demand and faculty availability.

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MATH 224A Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Introduction to the theory of distributions. Fourier and Laplace transforms. Partial differential equations. Green's function. Operator theory, with applications to eigenfunction expansions, perturbation theory and linear and non-linear waves. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 224B Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Introduction to the theory of distributions. Fourier and Laplace transforms. Partial differential equations. Green's function. Operator theory, with applications to eigenfunction expansions, perturbation theory and linear and non-linear waves. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 225A Metamathematics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Metamathematics of predicate logic. Completeness and compactness theorems. Interpolation theorem, definability, theory of models. Metamathematics of number theory, recursive functions, applications to truth and provability. Undecidable theories. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 225B Metamathematics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Metamathematics of predicate logic. Completeness and compactness theorems. Interpolation theorem, definability, theory of models. Metamathematics of number theory, recursive functions, applications to truth and provability. Undecidable theories. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 227A Theory of Recursive Functions 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2012
Recursive and recursively enumerable sets of natural numbers; characterizations, significance, and classification. Relativization, degrees of unsolvability. The recursion theorem. Constructive ordinals, the hyperarithmetical and analytical hierarchies. Recursive objects of higher type. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 228A Numerical Solution of Differential Equations 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Ordinary differential equations: Runge-Kutta and predictor-corrector methods; stability theory, Richardson extrapolation, stiff equations, boundary value problems. Partial differential equations: stability, accuracy and convergence, Von Neumann and CFL conditions, finite difference solutions of hyperbolic and parabolic equations. Finite differences and finite element solution of elliptic equations.

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MATH 228B Numerical Solution of Differential Equations 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Ordinary differential equations: Runge-Kutta and predictor-corrector methods; stability theory, Richardson extrapolation, stiff equations, boundary value problems. Partial differential equations: stability, accuracy and convergence, Von Neumann and CFL conditions, finite difference solutions of hyperbolic and parabolic equations. Finite differences and finite element solution of elliptic equations.

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MATH 229 Theory of Models 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Syntactical characterization of classes closed under algebraic operations. Ultraproducts and ultralimits, saturated models. Methods for establishing decidability and completeness. Model theory of various languages richer than first-order.

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MATH 235A Theory of Sets 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2011, Spring 2008
Axiomatic foundations. Operations on sets and relations. Images and set functions. Ordering, well-ordering, and well-founded relations; general principles of induction and recursion. Ranks of sets, ordinals and their arithmetic. Set-theoretical equivalence, similarity of relations; definitions by abstraction. Arithmetic of cardinals. Axiom of choice, equivalent forms, and consequences. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 236 Metamathematics of Set Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2010, Spring 2009
Various set theories: comparison of strength, transitive, and natural models, finite axiomatizability. Independence and consistency of axiom of choice, continuum hypothesis, etc. The measure problem and axioms of strong infinity.

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MATH 239 Discrete Mathematics for the Life Sciences 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2008, Spring 2008
Introduction to algebraic statistics and probability, optimization, phylogenetic combinatorics, graphs and networks, polyhedral and metric geometry.

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MATH C239 Discrete Mathematics for the Life Sciences 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013
Introduction to algebraic statistics and probability, optimization, phylogenetic combinatorics, graphs and networks, polyhedral and metric geometry.

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MATH 240 Riemannian Geometry 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Riemannian metric and Levi-Civita connection, geodesics and completeness, curvature, first and second variations of arc length. Additional topics such as the theorems of Myers, Synge, and Cartan-Hadamard, the second fundamental form, convexity and rigidity of hypersurfaces in Euclidean space, homogeneous manifolds, the Gauss-Bonnet theorem, and characteristic classes.

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MATH 241 Complex Manifolds 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Riemann surfaces, divisors and line bundles on Riemann surfaces, sheaves and the Dolbeault theorem on Riemann surfaces, the classical Riemann-Roch theorem, theorem of Abel-Jacobi. Complex manifolds, Kahler metrics. Summary of Hodge theory, groups of line bundles, additional topics such as Kodaira's vanishing theorem, Lefschetz hyperplane theorem.

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MATH 242 Symplectic Geometry 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
Basic topics: symplectic linear algebra, symplectic manifolds, Darboux theorem, cotangent bundles, variational problems and Legendre transform, hamiltonian systems, Lagrangian submanifolds, Poisson brackets, symmetry groups and momentum mappings, coadjoint orbits, Kahler manifolds.

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MATH C243 Seq: Methods and Applications 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014
A graduate seminar class in which a group of students will closely examine recent computational methods in high-throughput sequencing followed by directly examining interesting biological applications thereof.

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MATH 245A General Theory of Algebraic Structures 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
Structures defined by operations and/or relations, and their homomorphisms. Classes of structures determined by identities. Constructions such as free objects, objects presented by generators and relations, ultraproducts, direct limits. Applications of general results to groups, rings, lattices, etc. Course may emphasize study of congruence- and subalgebra-lattices, or category-theory and adjoint functors, or other aspects.

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MATH 249 Algebraic Combinatorics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
(I) Enumeration, generating functions and exponential structures, (II) Posets and lattices, (III) Geometric combinatorics, (IV) Symmetric functions, Young tableaux, and connections with representation theory. Further study of applications of the core material and/or additional topics, chosen by instructor.

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MATH 250A Groups, Rings, and Fields 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Group theory, including the Jordan-Holder theorem and the Sylow theorems. Basic theory of rings and their ideals. Unique factorization domains and principal ideal domains. Modules. Chain conditions. Fields, including fundamental theorem of Galois theory, theory of finite fields, and transcendence degree.

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MATH 250B Multilinear Algebra and Further Topics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Tensor algebras and exterior algebras, with application to linear transformations. Commutative ideal theory, localization. Elementary specialization and valuation theory. Related topics in algebra.

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MATH 251 Ring Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2013, Fall 2009
Topics such as: Noetherian rings, rings with descending chain condition, theory of the radical, homological methods.

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MATH 252 Representation Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Structure of finite dimensional algebras, applications to representations of finite groups, the classical linear groups.

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MATH 253 Homological Algebra 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Summer 2014 10 Week Session
Modules over a ring, homomorphisms and tensor products of modules, functors and derived functors, homological dimension of rings and modules.

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MATH 254A Number Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Valuations, units, and ideals in number fields, ramification theory, quadratic and cyclotomic fields, topics from class field theory, zeta-functions and L-series, distribution of primes, modular forms, quadratic forms, diophantine equations, P-adic analysis, and transcendental numbers. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 254B Number Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015
Valuations, units, and ideals in number fields, ramification theory, quadratic and cyclotomic fields, topics from class field theory, zeta-functions and L-series, distribution of primes, modular forms, quadratic forms, diophantine equations, P-adic analysis, and transcendental numbers. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 255 Algebraic Curves 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Spring 2009
Elliptic curves. Algebraic curves, Riemann surfaces, and function fields. Singularities. Riemann-Roch theorem, Hurwitz's theorem, projective embeddings and the canonical curve. Zeta functions of curves over finite fields. Additional topics such as Jacobians or the Riemann hypothesis.

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MATH 256A Algebraic Geometry 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Affine and projective algebraic varieties. Theory of schemes and morphisms of schemes. Smoothness and differentials in algebraic geometry. Coherent sheaves and their cohomology. Riemann-Roch theorem and selected applications. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 256B Algebraic Geometry 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Affine and projective algebraic varieties. Theory of schemes and morphisms of schemes. Smoothness and differentials in algebraic geometry. Coherent sheaves and their cohomology. Riemann-Roch theorem and selected applications. Sequence begins fall.

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MATH 257 Group Theory 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
Topics such as: generators and relations, infinite discrete groups, groups of Lie type, permutation groups, character theory, solvable groups, simple groups, transfer and cohomological methods.

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MATH 258 Harmonic Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
Basic properties of Fourier series, convergence and summability, conjugate functions, Hardy spaces, boundary behavior of analytic and harmonic functions. Additional topics at the discretion of the instructor.

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MATH 261A Lie Groups 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
Lie groups and Lie algebras, fundamental theorems of Lie, general structure theory; compact, nilpotent, solvable, semi-simple Lie groups; classification theory and representation theory of semi-simple Lie algebras and Lie groups, further topics such as symmetric spaces, Lie transformation groups, etc., if time permits. In view of its simplicity and its wide range of applications, it is preferable to cover compact Lie groups and their representations
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MATH 261B Lie Groups 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Lie groups and Lie algebras, fundamental theorems of Lie, general structure theory; compact, nilpotent, solvable, semi-simple Lie groups; classification theory and representation theory of semi-simple Lie algebras and Lie groups, further topics such as symmetric spaces, Lie transformation groups, etc., if time permits. In view of its simplicity and its wide range of applications, it is preferable to cover compact Lie groups and their representations
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MATH 265 Differential Topology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2008, Fall 2004
Approximations, degrees of maps, vector bundles, tubular neighborhoods. Introduction to Morse theory, handlebodies, cobordism, surgery. Additional topics selected by instructor from: characteristic classes, classification of manifolds, immersions, embeddings, singularities of maps.

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MATH 270 Hot Topics Course in Mathematics 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
This course will give introductions to current research developments. Every semester we will pick a different topic and go through the relevant literature. Each student will be expected to give one presentation.

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MATH 273 Topics in Numerical Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Advanced topics chosen by the instructor. The content of this course changes, as in the case of seminars.

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MATH 274 Topics in Algebra 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced topics chosen by the instructor. The content of this course changes, as in the case of seminars.

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MATH 275 Topics in Applied Mathematics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
Advanced topics chosen by the instructor. The content of this course changes, as in the case of seminars.

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MATH 276 Topics in Topology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Advanced topics chosen by the instructor. The content of this course changes, as in the case of seminars.

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MATH 277 Topics in Differential Geometry 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Advanced topics chosen by the instructor. The content of this course changes, as in the case of seminars.

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MATH 278 Topics in Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Advanced topics chosen by the instructor. The content of this course changes, as in the case of seminars.

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MATH 279 Topics in Partial Differential Equations 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Advanced topics chosen by the instructor. The content of this course changes, as in the case of seminars.

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MATH 290 Seminars 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Topics in foundations of mathematics, theory of numbers, numerical calculations, analysis, geometry, topology, algebra, and their applications, by means of lectures and informal conferences; work based largely on original memoirs.

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MATH 295 Individual Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Intended for candidates for the Ph.D. degree.

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MATH 299 Reading Course for Graduate Students 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Investigation of special problems under the direction of members of the department.

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MATH 301 Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction 1 - 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
May be taken for one unit by special permission of instructor. Tutoring at the Student Learning Center or for the Professional Development Program.

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MATH 302 Teaching Workshop 1 Unit

Terms offered: Summer 2002 10 Week Session, Summer 2001 10 Week Session
Mandatory for all graduate student instructors teaching summer course for the first time in the Department. The course consists of practice teaching, alternatives to standard classroom methods, guided group and self-analysis, classroom visitations by senior faculty member.

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MATH 303 Professional Preparation: Supervised Teaching of Mathematics 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Meeting with supervising faculty and with discussion sections. Experience in teaching under the supervision of Mathematics faculty.

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MATH 375 Teaching Workshop 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Mandatory for all graduate student instructors teaching for the first time in the Mathematics Department. The course consists of practice teaching, alternatives to standard classroom methods, guided group and self-analysis of videotapes, reciprocal classroom visitations, and an individual project.

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MATH 600 Individual Study for Master's Students 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Fall 2005, Spring 2005
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the field adviser.

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MATH 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required for candidates for the Ph.D. Course does not satisfy unit or residence requirements for doctoral degree.

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Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Mina Aganagic, Professor. Particle physics.
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Ian Agol, Professor. Low-dimensional topology.

David Aldous, Professor. Mathematical probability, applied probability, analysis of algorithms, phylogenetic trees, complex networks, random networks, entropy, spatial networks.
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Denis Auroux, Professor. Mirror symmetry, symplectic topology.
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Richard H. Bamler, Assistant Professor.

Richard E. Borcherds, Professor. Mathematics, lie algebras, vertex algebras, automorphic forms.
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+ F. Michael Christ, Professor. Mathematics, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, complex analysis in several variables, spectral analysis of Schrodinger operators.
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James W. Demmel, Professor. Computer science, scientific computing, numerical analysis, linear algebra.
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David Eisenbud, Professor. Mathematics, algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, computation.
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Lawrence C. Evans, Professor. Optimization theory, nonlinear partial differential equations, calculus of variations.
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Steven N. Evans, Professor. Genetics, random matrices, superprocesses & other measure-valued processes, probability on algebraic structures -particularly local fields, applications of stochastic processes to biodemography, mathematical finance, phylogenetics & historical linguistics.
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Edward Frenkel, Professor. Mathematics, representation theory, integrable systems, mathematical physics.
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Alexander B. Givental, Professor. Mathematics, mathematical physics, symplectic geometry, singularities, mirror symmetry.
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Ming Gu, Professor. Mathematics, scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, adaptive filtering, system and control theory, differential and integral equations.
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Mark D. Haiman, Professor. Mathematics, algebraic geometry, algebra, combinatorics, diagonal coinvariants, Hilbert schemes.
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+ Ole H. Hald, Professor. Mathematics, numerical analysis.
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Alan Hammond, Associate Professor. Statistical mechanics.

Jenny Harrison, Professor. Mathematics, geometric analysis.
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Olga V. Holtz, Professor. Numerical analysis, matrix and operator theory, approximation theory, wavelets and splines, orthogonal polynomials and special functions, analysis of algorithms and computational complexity.
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Michael Hutchings, Professor. Mathematics, low dimensional, symplectic topology, geometry.
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Michael J. Klass, Professor. Statistics, mathematics, probability theory, combinatorics independent random variables, iterated logarithm, tail probabilities, functions of sums.
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Lin Lin, Assistant Professor. Numerical analysis, computational quantum chemistry, computational materials science.

John W. Lott, Professor. Differential geometry.

Antonio Montalban, Associate Professor. Mathematical logic.
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David Nadler, Professor. Geometric representation.

Arthur E. Ogus, Professor. Mathematics, algebraic geometry, algebraic differential equations, log poles.
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Martin Olsson, Professor. Algebraic geometry, arithmetic geometry.
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Lior Pachter, Professor. Mathematics, applications of statistics, combinatorics to problems in biology.
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Per-Olof Persson, Associate Professor. Applied mathematics, numerical methods, computational fluid and solid mechanics.
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James W. Pitman, Professor. Fragmentation, statistics, mathematics, Brownian motion, distribution theory, path transformations, stochastic processes, local time, excursions, random trees, random partitions, processes of coalescence.
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Nicolai Reshetikhin, Professor. Mathematics, representation theory, mathematical physics, low-dimensional topology.
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Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, Professor. Mathematics, probability theory, partial differential equations.
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Kenneth A. Ribet, Professor. Mathematics, algebraic geometry, algebraic number theory.
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Marc Rieffel, Professor. Mathematics, operator algebras, non-commutative geometry, non-commutative harmonic analysis, quantum geometry.
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Thomas Scanlon, Professor. Mathematics, model theory, applications to number theory.
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Vera Serganova, Professor. Mathematics, Super-representation theory.
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James A. Sethian, Professor. Mathematics, applied mathematics, partial differential equations, computational physics, level set Methods, computational fluid mechanics and materials sciences. fast marching methods.
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Chris Shannon, Professor. Economics, mathematical economics, economic theory.
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Vivek V. Shende, Assistant Professor. Geometry.

Sug Woo Shin, Associate Professor. Number theory, automorphic forms.

Theodore A. Slaman, Professor. Mathematics, recursion theory.
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Nikhil Srivastava, Assistant Professor. Theoretical computer science, random matrices, geometry of polynomials.

John Steel, Professor. Mathematics, descriptive set theory, set theory, fine structure.
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John Strain, Professor. Mathematics, numerical analysis, applied mathematics, fast algorithms, materials science.
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Bernd Sturmfels, Professor. Mathematics, combinatorics, computational algebraic geometry.
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Daniel Ioan Tataru, Professor. Mathematics, partial differential equations, nonlinear waves.
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Peter Teichner, Professor. Topology, quantum field theory.
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Constantin Teleman, Professor. Lie algebras, algebraic geometry, Lie groups, topology, topological quantum field theory.
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Luca Trevisan, Professor. Computational complexity, spectral graph theory.

Dan Voiculescu, Professor. Random matrices, pperator algebras, free probability theory.
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Paul A. Vojta, Professor. Mathematics, algebraic geometry, diophantine geometry, Nevanlinna theory, Arakelov theory.
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Katrin Wehrheim, Associate Professor. Low-dimensional and symplectic topology.

Jon Wilkening, Associate Professor. Applied mathematics, numerical analysis, computational solid and fluid mechanics.
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Lauren K. Williams, Associate Professor. Algebraic combinatorics.
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Mariusz Wodzicki, Professor. Analysis, mathematics, Non-commutative and algebraic geometry, K-theory.
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Xinyi Yuan, Assistant Professor. Number theory.
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Maciej Zworski, Professor. Mathematics, partial differential equations, mathematical physics, mathematical aspects of quantum mechanics, scattering theory, microlocal analysis.
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Lecturers

Alexander Coward, Lecturer.

Alexander Paulin, Lecturer.

Kelli Talaska, Lecturer.

Visiting Faculty

Alexis Brice Emmanuel Bouthier, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Jeff Calder, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Ivan Guillermo Contreras Palacios, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Tim Cramer, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Ved Datar, Visiting Assistant Professor.

David Dynerman, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Kenji Kozai, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Andrew Lawrie, Visiting Assistant Professor.

David Li-Bland, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Gang Liu, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Kathryn Mann, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Khoa L. Nguyen, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Sung-Jin Oh, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Mohammad Reza Pakzad, Visiting Professor.

Pierre Raphael, Visiting Professor.

Silvain Rideau, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Zvezdelina Stankova, Visiting Professor.

Hongbin Sun, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Adam Topaz, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Yan Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Emeritus Faculty

John W. Addison, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, theory of definability, descriptive set theory, model theory, recursive function theory.
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Robert Anderson, Professor Emeritus. Finance, probability theory, mathematical economics, nonstandard analysis.
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George Bergman, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, associative rings, universal algebra, category theory, counterexamples.
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Elwyn R. Berlekamp, Professor Emeritus. Computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, combinatorial game theory, algebraic coding theory.
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Robert Bryant, Professor Emeritus. Symplectic geometry, differential geometry, Lie groups, geometric partial differential equations.
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Paul R. Chernoff, Professor Emeritus.

Alexandre J. Chorin, Professor Emeritus. Applied mathematics, numerical methods, hydrodynamics, sampling and Monte Carlo methods.
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Paul Concus, Professor Emeritus. Fluid mechanics, numerical analysis, applied mathematics, capillarity.
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Heinz O. Cordes, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, classical analysis.
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Stephen P. L. Diliberto, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, ordinary differential equations, celestial mechanics.
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Jacob Feldman, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, stochastic processes, ergodic theory.
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F. Alberto Grunbaum, Professor Emeritus. Medical imaging, x-ray crystallography, imaging of structures of biological interest, classical and quantum random walks, matrix valued orthogonal polynomials, quasi birth-and-death processes.
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Leo A. Harrington, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, model theory, recursion theory, set theory.
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Robert C. Hartshorne, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, algebraic geometry.
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Morris W. Hirsch, Professor Emeritus. Game theory, dynamical systems, topology, biological models.
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Wu-Yi Hsiang, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, transformation groups, differential geometry.
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Vaughan F. R. Jones, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, Von Neumann algebras.
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Robion C. Kirby, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, topology of manifolds.
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Tsit-Yuen Lam, Professor Emeritus.

R. Sherman Lehman, Professor Emeritus.

H. W. Lenstra, Professor Emeritus.

Ralph N. McKenzie, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, logic, universal algebra, general algebra, lattice theory.
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Keith Miller, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, partial differential equations, numerical methods for PDE's.
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Calvin C. Moore, Professor Emeritus. Operator algebras, ergodic theory, representations and actions of topological groups, foliations and foliated spaces, K- theory.
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John Neu, Professor Emeritus.

Andrew Ogg, Professor Emeritus.

Charles C. Pugh, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, global theory of differential equations.
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Marina Ratner, Professor Emeritus.

John L. Rhodes, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, algebra, semigroups, automata.
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Donald E. Sarason, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, complex function theory, operator theory.
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Isadore M. Singer, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, physics, partial differential equations, geometry.
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Stephen Smale, Professor Emeritus. Algorithms, mathematics, numerical analysis, global analysis.
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Robert M. Solovay, Professor Emeritus.

John B. Wagoner, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, dynamical systems, differential topology, algebraic K-theory.
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Alan Weinstein, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, mathematical physics, symplectic geometry.
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Joseph A. Wolf, Professor Emeritus. Harmonic analysis, differential geometry, Lie groups.
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W. Hugh Woodin, Professor Emeritus. Mathematics, set theory, large cardinals.
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Hung-Hsi Wu, Professor Emeritus. Real and complex geometry, school mathematics education.
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Contact Information

Department of Mathematics

970 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-6550

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Department Chair

Martin Olsson

949 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-8065

molsson@math.berkeley.edu

Vice Chair for Graduate Studies

Jon Wilkening

914 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-643-7670

wilken@math.berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Victoria Lee

910 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-0665

vickyalee@berkeley.edu

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