News & Announcements


February 22, 2024

Announcement of Winners of the 84th Putnam Competition

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. The competition consists of two 3-hour sessions, during each session, participants work individually on 6 challenging mathematical problems.

Students Ranked in the Top 200

Theodore Lysek, Noah Mart, Jianzhi Wang

January 8, 2024

Professor Bernd Sturmfels will Receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Scienceat at U Chicago's 2024 Convocation

The department of Mathematics congratulates Professor Bernd Sturmfels who will receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at U Chicago's Convocation ceremony in June 2024.

December 11, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Sunčica "Sunny" Čanić on being awarded the 2024 AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture prize. You can read more about Sunny's prize here

November 9, 2023

Svetlana Jitomirskaya, UC Berkeley professor of mathematics, has been awarded the American Academy of Sciences and Letters' inaugural 2023 Barry Prize for Distinguished Intellectual Achievement.

November 6, 2023

The Association for Women in Mathematics is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2024 AWM Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory will be Yunqing Tang, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley.  Tang is recognized for her breakthrough work in arithmetic geometry, including results on the Grothendieck-Katz p-curvature conjecture, a conjecture of Ogus on algebraicity of cycles, arithmetic intersection theory, and the unbounded denominators conjecture of Atkin and Swinnerton-Dyer.

September 29, 2023

The 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

The Department of Mathematics congratulates Professor Ruixian Zhang who will be awarded with the 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. For more details please see: Mathematician Ruixiang Zhang to receive 2023 Sastra Ramanujan Prize

September 14, 2023

The 2024 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize

Congratulations to Hannah Larson on being awarded the 2024 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize. For more details please see:

September 13, 2023

We are excited to announce that the IEEE History Committee has voted to award an IEEE Milestone Plaque for the development of the Intel 8087 floating point coprocessor to our own Professor Emeritus William "Velvel" Kahan, who was the main designer of the 8087’s data types and arithmetic. This design became the basis of the IEEE 754 Floating Point Standard, an effort led by Prof. Kahan, for which he received the 1989 Turing Award, and which was also recognized by an IEEE Milestone Plaque earlier this year, mounted on the 3rd floor of Soda Hall.

May 4, 2023

Congratulations to Brian Underwood! The Department of Mathematics congratulates Brian Underwood for winning a 2023 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards (COSAs).

March 29, 2023

Please bring a photo ID with you to the exam. We will provide you with a pencil. Good luck!

You may visit Q.R. Exam page for more information about requirements and resources.

March 6, 2023

John Todd Award is awarded every three years by the Oberwolfach Foundation to young excellent mathematicians working in numerical analysis. More about the Award.

February 16, 2023

The Department of Mathematics congratulates Professor Yunqing Tang for awarding a 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship. For more information visit Six young faculty members named 2023 Sloan Research Fellows

February 7, 2023

The MGB-SIAM Early Career Fellowship reflects a joint commitment by Mathematically Gifted & Black (MGB) and SIAM to promote long-term engagement of fellows within SIAM and continued success within the wider applied mathematics and computational sciences community. This program recognizes the achievements of early career applied mathematicians – especially those belonging to racial and ethnic groups historically excluded from the mathematical sciences in the United States – and provides professional activities and career development.

December 9, 2022

In light of the College of Letters and Science’s recent extension of the Pass/No Pass late change of class schedule deadline to 11:59 p.m. PT this Sunday, December 11, 2022, the Math Department is adjusting its policies for the Fall 2022 semester. Please see the full announcement here

December 7, 2022

The AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition is awarded annually for a book or substantial survey or expository research paper. Lawrence C. Evans has received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition for his book Partial Differential Equations, published by the American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1998 (first edition) and 2010 (second edition).

November 22, 2022

Season's greetings from the UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics! Another exciting year is coming to a close, and with that, we are happy to share our 2022 departmental newsletter with you. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year ahead.

November 10, 2022

Thirty-nine mathematical scientists from around the world have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2023, the program's eleventh year.

Professor Emeritus Nikolai Reshetikhin won the 2022 Weyl-Wigner Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding of physics through group theory: The Weyl-Wigner Award.

October 10, 2022

The Department of Mathematics congratulates Professor Yunqing Tang for receiving the 2022 SASTRA Ramanujan prize. According with the SASTRA Ramanujan press release,

This annual $10,000 prize is for outstanding contributions by individuals not exceeding the age of 32 in areas of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan in a broad sense. The age limit has been set at 32 because Ramanujan achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years.

March 7, 2022

Summer 2022: In-person and Web-based Math Course The Department is offering a selection of core Math courses this summer. We have fifteen in-person and three web-based courses. Classes run for eight weeks, from June 21, 2022 to August 12, 2022. …