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BC Math Society on Facebook and Twitter

All students interested in math can find out about BCMS events at: www.facebook.com/bcmathsociety and
twitter.com/BCMathSociety.

Prof. Tao Li Lectures at the ICM

Congratulations to Professor Tao Li, who gave an invited address on Heegaard splittings of 3-manifolds at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea.

Prof. Eli Grigsby Receives AWM Birman Research Prize

Professor Eli Grigsby has been selected as the winner of the first AWM Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry!

Slideshows

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Undergraduate Majors
The department of mathematics at Boston College has 253 undergraduate majors. Meet seven of them.
View slideshow of undergraduate students

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Graduate Students
Meet five members of the department's inaugural class of Ph.D. candidates.
View slideshow of graduate students


Visit our Math Advising site
A math major is the path to a wide range of exciting careers. Wondering what mathematicians do? Look at www.ams.org and mathalumninetwork. If you want to be a math major, please email Prof. Bill Keane, Asst. Chair for Undergraduates, for an advising appointment.


Events

Careers in Mathematics:
A Panel Discussion
Wednesday, 10/22
5:30 PM
, Gasson 310

Interested in a math-related career? Curious to learn about your options? Panelists will discuss how they use their math degrees in their careers, why they chose the paths they chose, and more.


Alumni Profiles

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Dan Wolf '82 believes the mathematics department at Boston College instilled in him a love of learning. "The professors at Boston College shared their deep passion for math and how it could be used to solve problems."

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Karen Golden Russell '91 uses the rigorous and quantitative thought processes she learned as a math major "on a daily basis to bring order to the business world."