Doug Ulmer

Douglas Ulmer

Professor and Head
Department of Mathematics
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0089

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Department-related news

(November 28, 2018) I am delighted to report that Misha Chertkov of Los Alamos National Laboratory will be joining us in January as Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the GIDP in Applied Mathematics. We’re looking forward to the new ideas and energy Misha will bring to Arizona.

(November 7, 2018) Two of our faculty members have received major awards from the College of Science Galileo Circle: Helen Zhang was named 2019 Galileo Circle Fellow. This award "recognizes outstanding accomplishment in academic scholarship and is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its faculty.” Jason Aubrey received the 2019 Copernicus Award in recognition of his "extraordinary accomplishments that significantly advance the mission of the department and the College of Science.” Helen and Jason will each receive $5,000 and be recognized at an awards reception in December.

(October 24, 2018) Today we announced a significant fund supported by a distinguished alumnus to support innovative new ideas in research and teaching in the department. In an era of declining public support for public universities, resources such as this one will be crucial to our success.

(October 7, 2018) We're very proud of the uniquely interdisciplinary Conference on Redistricting held in October with generous support from the Thomas R. Brown Foundations along with the Department, the College of Science, the James E. Rogers College of Law, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The meeting brought together scientists, jurists, politicians, journalists and citizen-activists for a very robust exchange on how districts are drawn, how to measure and counteract gerrymandering, and how to improve awareness of---and sophistication about---these issues. It was interdisciplinary work as only Arizona does it.

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I have projects for students at several levels. For the last few years, I have enjoyed working with advanced undergraduates on semester-length projects in number theory and related areas. I'd also be happy to talk with graduate students about projects in number theory and algebraic geometry ranging from a quick MS with good prospects for a paper to more substantial PhD projects.


The fastest and most reliable way to reach me is via e-mail at To make an appointment, please contact my colleagues Alejandra (Ali) Gaona (520-621-2868, or Aubrey Mouradian (520-621-2713,


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email: phone: 520-621-2868 offices: Math 109 & ENR2 S311