Department of Mathematics


  • Emeritus Professor Boris Pavlov (1936 - 2016)
    05 February 2016
    Our former colleague Emeritus Professor Boris Pavlov passed away on 30 January 2016. He was a distinguished mathematical analyst and theoretical physicist from St Petersberg, Russia, who held a Personal Chair in Pure Mathematics at the University of Auckland from 1994 to 2007. He worked on joint research projects with numerous colleagues of the Department of Mathematics and beyond, including Gaven Martin, Colin Fox and Cristian Calude. Students whom he greatly influenced include Mark Harmer (PhD), Rowan Killip (MSc), Sikimeti Mau (MSc) and Simon Marshall (MSc). Boris was well known for his high level of scholarschip in diverse areas of analysis. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2004 and a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in 2010. Since 2009, he was a member of the then newly formed Institute for Advanced Study at Massey University Albany. Boris leaves behind his wife Irina, a daughter and a son.
  • Auckland Menger Sponge now complete
    22 December 2014
    The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that after a month and a half of hard work and sheer determination, their Menger Sponge is now complete.
  • Event to mark first woman winning ‘Nobel of mathematics’
    09 September 2014
    For the first time in its forty-year history the greatest prize in mathematics has been awarded to a woman and the University of Auckland is holding an event to celebrate.
  • Steven Galbraith selected as 2015 Aitken Lecturer
    08 July 2014
    Congratulations to Steven Galbraith who has been selected as the Aitken Lecturer for 2015.
  • Sir Vaughan Jones PhD scholarship
    21 March 2014
    We are delighted to announce the inaugural Sir Vaughan Jones PhD scholarship and a number of other funded PhD scholarships covering a number of research areas.
  • Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence
    28 January 2014
    Judy Paterson and Julia Novak are both recipients of Dean's Awards for Teaching Excellence
  • NZMS Research Award for Steven Galbraith
    11 December 2013
    Congratulations to Associate Professor Steven Galbraith who received the NZMS Research Award at the December 2013 NZ Math Colloquium.
  • International honour for mathematician
    01 October 2012
    University of Auckland Distinguished Professor Marston Conder has been selected to join the inaugural group of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
  • Mathematician honoured
    03 November 2011
    Professor Rod Gover from the Department of Mathematics at The University of Auckland has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • Parliament’s next top model: simulating elections
    02 August 2011
    Either National or Labour would have won a clear majority, while the Greens, with the third largest party vote in 2008, would have few or no seats in parliament if recent elections were run under some of the voting systems in this year's referendum.
  • Distinguished mathematician receives inaugural Jones Medal
    11 November 2010
    Emeritus Professor John Butcher from The University of Auckland received the inaugural Jones Medal for lifetime achievement in mathematical sciences at the annual Research Honours Dinner last night in Christchurch.