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Welcome to Mathematics & Statistics

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Maine is dedicated to instruction and research in the Mathematical Sciences.

  • Mathematician is the number one job. Careercast compiled a list of the best jobs of 2014. Topping the ranks is Mathematician, closely followed by University Professor (#2), Statistician (#3) and Actuary (#4).  Lumberjack has fallen into last place.  Just one more reason to major in math!
  • Public lectures.  Math colloquium takes place every Wednesday afternoon during the school year.  All are welcome.  Be sure to visit the colloquium page for the schedule.


Marston MorseMaine Mathematician. Marston Morse, from Waterville, Maine, was a pioneer in Differential Topology. He spent most of his career as a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, upstairs from Albert Einstein. His tremendously influential life’s work is a body of knowledge known as Morse Theory.  For some insight into his childhood in Maine, see his essay on Mathematics and the Arts.