UNB Saint John’s department of mathematics & statistics and the Promise Partnership are hosting the 2017 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest. “The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo Regional Coordinator,… Read More »

Sanjeev Seahra is proving that there is a lot more to mathematics than equations that need to be solved. “People don’t often think of mathematics in the same way as they think of the other sciences like astronomy, where researchers look into telescopes and discover fantastic things about the universe,” says Dr. Seahra, associate professor… Read More »

UNB Saint John’s Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Promise Partnership recently hosted the 2016 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest. “The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics,” says Dr. M.H.… Read More »

Einstein called it in 1916, but until this month no one was able to prove it. On Feb. 4, a group of more than 1,000 scientists confirmed they detected gravitational waves after decades of searching. Sanjeev Seahra, professor of mathematical physics at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the free public lecture about this… Read More »

Viqar Husain, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton (UNB), has been researching the structure of spacetime for a number of years. His latest paper on the subject has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters and could affect future research on the structure of… Read More »

On Tuesday, November 17, the faculty of education at UNB Fredericton is proud to present Dr. Annica Andersson as part of our Colloquium Series. Mathematics is considered to be one of the most important school subjects for students to pass worldwide. On the other hand, we have all heard comments like “why do I have… Read More »

To boost New Brunswick’s position as a hotbed for Canadian innovation, a new graduate and doctoral scholarship initiative was launched on October 2. Ranging between $4,000 and $21,000, the scholarships are designed to attract, train and retain the talent the province needs to feed its growing innovation-based economy. The funding is offered by the New… Read More »

A postdoctoral researcher in the University of New Brunswick’s department of mathematics and statistics has been awarded a major grant of over $139,000 to study the fundamental nature of time in the universe. “’What is time?’ is an ancient question that has puzzled human beings since the beginning of civilization, and remains unsolved today,” says… Read More »

On Friday a ceremony was held paying tribute to one of the most enthusiastic advocates for UNB Saint John, Ms. Flora Beckett with the naming of the Math and Science Help Centre after her. A huge turnout of family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Hans W. Klohn Commons to recognize Flora. Her husband… Read More »

You might expect a mathematics instructor who is an expert on space-time curvature to offer theories about black holes—and maybe even time travel—but A Unified Theory of Superman’s Powers?   When Ben Tippett meets someone new, he asks: what do you want to learn?  The curiosity that pushed Tippett to complete a PhD in mathematics… Read More »

The 31st Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for Grade 7, 8 and 9 will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013. Nearly 1,200 students from across the province will travel to both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of the University of New Brunswick and the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippigan campuses of l’Université de Moncton… Read More »

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were presented by the Dean at Faculty Council. Four faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: Mohammad Hamdan (Mathematical Sciences), Cathy O’Brien-Larivee (Nursing and Health Sciences), Jack Terhune (Biology) and Marion McLean (Computer Sciences and… Read More »

The 30th annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for grades 7, 8 and 9 students will take place on Friday, May 11, 2012. The competition is organized by the mathematics and statistics department at the University of New Brunswick and the faculty of science and the school of engineering at l’Université de Moncton, with the sponsorship… Read More »

On Thursday, June 3, the University of New Brunswick will host a free public lecture by Jason Brown, and his band, who will talk about the connections between math and music. The lecture entitled A Hard Day’s Math will take place at 6 p.m. at UNB Fredericton’s Student Union Building. A reception will follow. Jason… Read More »