Fundamental Research in Mathematics

Mathematics has been correctly called “the Queen of Science”: all of modern science has become increasingly reliant on mathematical methods and discoveries. To wit, the most recent developments in physics, economics, and finance, to name just a few disciplines, are all highly mathematical. Moreover, mathematics is one of the central human intellectual disciplines, with a history extending almost three millennia.

By any measure, our faculty is a distinguished group of scientists and researchers. A number of our faculty either are or were members of the National Academy of Sciences, several have held prestigious Sloan Fellowships and National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards, and many are on the editorial boards of the leading scholarly journals in their fields. Members of our department hold important offices in the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

In addition, the USC Department of Mathematics is home to a number of interdisciplinary organized research units involving faculty both from within the Department of Mathematics and whose home departments are elsewhere in the College and University.