Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is located in Burnside Hall on McGill's downtown campus in Montréal (Québec). The Department boasts an impressive faculty of leading researchers in a diverse range of fields including Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Category Theory, Combinatorics, Differential Geometry, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Number Theory, Probability, and Statistics. 

To respond to the differing needs of our students, a full range of undergraduate programs and courses are offered through the faculties of Arts, Science, and Management. Masters and Doctoral programs in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics are available to students wishing to pursue graduate studies.

To support our students and staff, the Department offers a state-of-the-art computer network available for research and educational purposes. The Edward Rosenthall Mathematics and Statistics Library, conveniently located in Burnside Hall, responds to the more conventional research needs of department members. The Department's Statistical Consulting Service provides statistical advice to faculty and students both from within the Department and throughout the University.


April 15, 2016

Dani Wise has been awarded one of the renowned Guggenheim Fellowships for 2016, a rare achievement in the Natural Sciences.


March 29, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dani Wise has been awarded the 2016 Jeffrey-Williams Award!

Wise is widely recognized as one of the top geometric group theorists in the world, and the best of his generation. His work has had a profound impact, not only in the immediate subject of geometric group theory, but also playing a key role in the solution of outstanding open problems in the theory of 3-manifolds.

View the full Media Release.


March 21, 2016


Congratulations to Professor Louigi Addario-Berry on winning the CMS Coxeter-James Prize for 2016

This prize recognizes young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. Louigi’s work in probability and combinatorics places him at the forefront of his discipline.

March 18, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Adam Oberman on winning a Simons Fellowship in Mathematics for 2016.  A list of all the awardees for this year can be found here.

February 15, 2016

Undergraduate funding opportunities

The NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) in Universities program is meant to stimulate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering, and the pursuit of research careers in these fields.

December 8, 2015

Professor Dani Wise receives the 2016 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize

The 2016 CRM-Fields-PIMS winner in Mathematical Sciences was announced and it is none other than our very own Professor Dani Wise Congratulations!

September 8, 2015

Professor Christian Genest elected as a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada

We are delighted to announce the achievement of Professor Christian Genest on being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

June 30, 2015

Math Collection housed in the Edward Rosenthall Library to move this summer. Read more.

June 1, 2015

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics appointed a new Chairman, Professor David A. Stephens. While he is not new to the Department he is new to the role and we wish him success in his new position.

December 3, 2014


Quantitative bioscience is the application of mathematics, physics and numerical computations to all spheres of biology. It provides a common currency to the understanding of life at the microscopic and macroscopic level, from single molecules to complex ecosystems. It underlies the development of personalized biomedical devices, optimized drug delivery to patients and the prediction of ecosystem health in changing environments. While these challenges are typically addressed within each research area, the required quantitative (mathematical, physical and computational) tools are shared across all areas. The rich stream of experimental data has made it possible for bioscientists to build testable and predictive models that are based on sound data. It is these models, accompanied by statistical and computational approaches, that have provided a patform for experimentalists to undertand the dynamics of their respective biological systems and to guide new experiments. As a result, the field of mathematical and computational modeling has been felt strongly across the biological sciences, including neuroscience, cancer biology, immunology, epidemiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

In this summer school, we aim to provide a new generation of trainees with the opportunity to learn more about the basics of this field and give them an overview of the latest advancements made in quantitative biosciences.

July 9, 2014

Xiangwen Zhang to receive CMS 2014 Doctoral Prize

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce Xiangwen Zhang as the recipient of the 2014 Doctoral Prize. Zhang will receive his award and present a lecture at the 2014 CMS Winter Meeting in Hamilton.

December 3, 2013

Prof. Niky Kamran receives 2014 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize

The Centre de recherches mathématiques, the Fields Institute and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences have the pleasure to announce that the 2014 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize in mathematical sciences has been awarded to Prof. Niky Kamran from McGillUniversity.


October 24, 2013

Louigi Addario-Berry has been awarded a Leverhulme visiting professorship. Louigi will be giving a series of lectures on his work at a several British universities during his sabbatical.

October 10, 2013

Congratulations to Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier and Olivier Martin, who won first prize for their poster "Two Perspectives on mod p and p-adic Galois Representations" at the 9th Annual Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Conference.

September 3, 2013

2013 CMS Doctoral Prize Winner

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce that Marc Ryser is the recipient of the 2013 Doctoral Prize. The prize recognizes outstanding performance by a doctoral student. Ryser will receive his award and present a lecture at the 2013 CMS Winter Meeting in Ottawa.

The complete announcement has been posted on the CMS website.

May 22, 2013

Henri Darmon awarded the David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching & Supervision


January 10, 2013

Daniel Wise of McGill Mathematics and Statistics Department awarded The 2013 AMS Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry

The Veblen Prize is given every three years for an outstanding publication in geometry or topology that has appeared in the preceding six years.  The prize will be awarded on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. 

The full citation for this prize and additional information can be found in the Joint Mathematics Meetings Prize Booklet, at Find out more about AMS prizes at

Schulich Donation

Seymour Schulich has recently made a generous donation of $5 million dollars to McGill of which $1.25 million will go to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The money is being used to provide fellowships for graduate students exclusively and is to be spent down over roughly ten years. These fellowships will enable us to continue to attract truly top class students in the mathematical sciences.

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