Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

Welcome to the homepage of the UC Santa Barbara Mathematics Department.  We hope that this website provides you with the information you need and conveys some of the many interesting and exciting activities going on around the department.

The Department of Mathematics serves the UCSB campus by providing service courses for students taking mathematics as a requirement for a non-math major, a full list of upper division courses for our math majors and a wide variety of graduate courses that bring our graduate students closer and closer to the cutting edge research of our top-notch permanent faculty who have received numerous honors and awards.

To give you a sense of scale, the Mathematics Department has more than three dozen faculty members working in subfields that cover a broad spectrum of modern mathematics, half-a-dozen visiting assistant professors, more than 60 graduate students and over 1,300 math majors and pre-majors.

And with that, I invite you to browse our website and learn more about the department.  And please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Jon McCammond
Professor and Chair

Announcements

The SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) News Blog has published research into climate change's effects on capelin by Björn Birnir (University of California, Santa Barbara), Alethea Barbaro (Case Western Reserve University), and Sam Subbey (Institute of Marine Research, Bergen).

Their research focused on on simulating and predicting the migratory patterns of capelin, an essential part of the arctic and sub-arctic marine food web. These patterns have become less consistent as the oceans have warmed and salinity levels have changed. Besides the potential consequences to commericial fisheries, the research shows how the capelin's migratory changes serve as something of a "canary in the coal mine" signaling trends in Arctic ocean conditions.

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  2. climate change
  3. Biology
  4. simulation
  5. Björn Birnir

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Department is looking for individuals with particular emphasis in the area of Algebra, broadly construed.

To read the job posting and apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01638.

  1. recruitment
  2. Faculty
  3. tenured
  4. algebra

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Graduate Study

Interested in discovering graduate opportunities at UCSB? The graduate program at UCSB offers students a broad foundation in mathematics while allowing the flexibility to explore interdisciplinary research.

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Are you a current or prospective student interested in pursuing Mathematics? The Department of Mathematics at UCSB has 5 different majors and 2 minors for those with a passion for Mathematics. Browse through our website to see what the UCSB Mathematics Department can offer you.

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