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 has compiled its 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.
- Statistics minor. We have added a new program – the minor in Statistics, effective Spring 2014.
Maine 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.