• Renovations -- Renovations to the Chase Building are proceeding well, with few disruptions expected after classes start. The Department Office has moved back to the 2nd floor.
  • Mathematics Columns -- Jason Brown's monthly columns in the Chronicle Herald can be found on this site under "Community Activities".
  • The Chase Report -- This year's annual department newsletter is now available on-line.
  • Renovations -- Due to noisy renovations to the outside wall of the Chase Building by workers with a licence to drill, the Department Office has moved to the basement, Room 007.
  • Math Circles -- Next event: Wednesday, June 9, 5:30-7:30. End of Year Party & Modular Arithmetic. For further details, see the "Upcoming Events" page.
  • Math Circles -- Next event: Wednesday, May 19, 5:30-7:30. Topic: Fractals. Led by Dorette Pronk. For further details, see the "Upcoming Events" page.
  • Math League -- The Nova Scotia Provincial Finals will take place in the Chase Building on Sat., April 24.
  • Math Circles -- Next event: Wednesday, April 14, 5:15-7:30. Topic: "Mathematical Jury Duty". For further details, see the "Upcoming Events" page.
  • Public Reading, Musical Performance -- In conjunction with the shortlisting of his book "Our Days Are Numbered" for an Atlantic Book Award, Dr. Jason Brown will give a public reading/musical performance on Monday, April 12, 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the Company House, 2202 Gottingen St. He will be accompanied by Sageev Oore of "Gypsophilia", an alumnus of this department.
  • Mathematics Predicted Gold -- Local hero Sydney Crosby and comedian Shaun Majumder doing some arithmetic gymnastics, predicting Olympic gold before it happened.
  • Math Circles -- Next event: Wednesday, March 10, 5:30-7:30. Topic: Tessellations -- Artistic and Mathematical. Led by Dr. Dorette Pronk.
  • Math Circles -- Unfortunately, the Feb. 10 event had to be cancelled. The planned topic will be covered at a future event.
  • Academic Program Fair -- Mathematics and Statistics will also have a booth at the Academic Program Fair, Jan. 29, 10am - 3pm.
  • Math Circles in 2010 -- For a list of planned events for 2010, please visit the "Upcoming Events" page.
  • Math Circles -- First event of 2010: Wed., Jan. 13, 5:15-7:30 p.m.Topic: Problem Solving Fun and New Year's Party. For further information:


  • John Lennon and Mathematics -- On Dec. 8, the anniversary of John Lennon's death, an Interview with Dr. Jason Brown was published in the "National Post"
  • Math Circles -- Last event of the term was Dec. 2nd, with Richard Nowakowski: "Games and more games". Next event will be posted here. For further information:
  • Dal Teams Win Big -- The two Dalhousie teams consisting of Victor Guo & Ethan Macaulay and Fred Sy & Wei Dan won 1st and 3rd place, respectively, at the APICS math. competition, Oct. 23.
  • Math Camps -- July 5-10: The Department hosted two math camps:
    The BEA Math Camp for 30 junior high school students.
    The CMS Math Camp for 20 high school students.
  • Math Circles Launch -- The launch event for the expanded Math Circles took place on June 1st. See also the Dal News Article.
  • Distinguished Speaker -- This year's speaker was Dr. Peter Nicholson. Please see the poster and the written version of the lecture.
  • The Chase Report -- This year's annual department newsletter is available on-line.
  • Awards Ceremony -- Thursday, May 21, 2:30. Various student awards will be handed out during a ceremony in the Student Resource Centre. Refreshments served at 2:00 p.m.
  • Distinguished Speaker Series -- Dr. Peter Nicholson will speak on "Math for the Masses. Why Quantitative Literacy Matters"
    Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., Potter Auditorium, Rowe Building, 6100 University Ave.
    See the Poster or media release.
  • Book Launch -- On May 4, Dr. Jason Brown's book, "Our Days Are Numbered: How Mathematics Orders Our Lives"
    was officially launched in the Student Resource Centre, along with live music.
    See the Dal News article for further information.
  • Math in the Movies -- From March 5 to April 2, every Thursday at 4 pm a movie will be screened in our new Student Resource Centre. See the poster, or more detailed information.
  • The Fisher Tea Party -- Feb. 17, 9:30-10:30 in the 2nd floor lounge, to celebrate Sir Ronald Fisher's birthday, with a Latin Square cake.
  • Wine & Cheese Party -- Feb. 5, 7:00 pm in Chase 319. Hosted by DUMASS.
    See the poster.
  • "Professor Uses Mathematics to Decode Beatles Tunes" -- On Jan. 30 The Wall Street Journal published a long article about Dr. Jason Brown's research on Beatles tunes.
  • New Student Space -- The official opening took place on January 26.
    Photo gallery; Article in Dalnews.


  • "A Hard Day's Night" -- On Oct. 28 the Chronicle Herald published a front-page article about Dr. Jason Brown's research on a famous Beatles chord. An earlier article, "Sherlock of Rock" appeared in DalNews.
  • A New Mathematics Course. MATH 1600: Spectrum of Mathematics. For details, see the course website.


  • The fifth annual Summer School of the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) was held from Sunday July 16 to Saturday August 12 2006. For more information, please visit AARMS Summer School 2006.

  • The Atlantic Electronic Journal of Mathematics (AEJM) was launched at this year's APICS Annual Conference. For more information, click here.

  • The Distinguished Speaker Series -- Applied Mathematics in the Renaissance: Central perspective in Italian painting
    Professor Karl Heinrich Hofmann, Technical University,
    Darmstadt and Tulane University, New Orleans
    Please click HERE for more information.

  • Feburary 3-5, Lylia Mogosumova, Daniel Sutow, and Harry Xu represent Dalhousie University in the Mathematical Contest in Modelling. This is an international team competition for undergraduate students. We wish them the best of luck and lots of creative ideas.

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