About Us

The Mathematics Department at the University of Texas at Austin is known throughout the world for its distinguished faculty and stimulating mathematical environment. It has an excellent research reputation, a strong graduate program and a full range of outstanding undergraduate programs.

The Mathematics Department has 55 regular faculty members, 50 postdoctoral and instructional faculty, 138 graduate students and about 900 undergraduate students.

The department's faculty includes two members of the National Academy of Science, two MacArthur Fellows, five Guggenheim Fellows, one Abel Prize winner, two Wolf Prize winners, four endowed research chairs and two members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

The department is housed in the east wing of the RLM Hall, from the 8th level to 13th level. Within this building, the Department has excellent facilities for a proficient and active mathematical community. These include the Vaughn Lounge on the 12th floor, a meeting room on the 8th floor, four departmental seminar rooms, five state of the art computer laboratories and a first-rate Mathematics/Physics/Astronomy library on the 4th floor.

The department has a long tradition of outreach to schools in central Texas, including the popular Saturday Morning Math Group program that brings extra-curricular education to high school and middle school students and mathematics enthusiasts in Austin and across the state.

Students and Faculty

  • 138 Graduate students
  • 923 Undergraduate Students
  • 55 Regular Faculty, 50 postdoctoral and instructional faculty
  • 2 members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers
  • 1 National Medal of Science winner
  • 2 members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2 MacArthur Fellows
  • 5 Guggenheim Fellows
  • 11 Sloan Fellows
  • 5 NSF Career/Presidential Young Investigator award winners
  • 1 Abel Prize winner
  • 2 Wolf Prize winners
  • 1 Leroy Steel Prize winner
  • 1 Rolf Schock Prize winner
  • 1 Salem Prize winner
  • 2 Harrington Fellows
  • 1 Nowotny medal winner


  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Geometry
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Number Theory
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Topology


  • 14th best overall program in the U.S.
  • 8th best topology and 9th best applied math programs.
  • Home of three award-winning community outreach programs designed to engage teachers and students with mathematics: Saturday Morning Math Group, Sunday Math Circle and Math Teachers' Circle of Austin.
  • Thousands of teachers, students and parents in Central Texas served yearly.