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BC Math Society Undergraduate Lecture Series

Prof. Bill Keane will be speaking in the BCMS undergraduate lecture series on Wednesday, September 24th at 3:00 PM in Carney 309. The title of the talk is Eureka! The Life and (Some of the) Work of Archimedes. Refreshments will be served!

BC Math Society on Facebook and Twitter

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Welcome to Boston College

We welcome all new students and faculty to Boston College, including new faculty members Brian Lehmann, Jamison Wolf, Luke Cherveny, Jonah Gaster, Matt Lamoureux and Igor Minevich and new doctoral students Mustafa Cengiz, Tommaso Cremaschi, Maria Fox, Siddhi Krishna, Christina Mullican and Melissa Zhang.

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!


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Undergraduate Majors
The department of mathematics at Boston College has 253 undergraduate majors. Meet seven of them.
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Graduate Students
Meet five members of the department's inaugural class of Ph.D. candidates.
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Visit our Math Advising site
A math major is the path to a wide range of exciting careers. Wondering what mathematicians do? Look at and mathalumninetwork. If you want to be a math major, please email Prof. Bill Keane, Asst. Chair for Undergraduates, for an advising appointment.

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."