Welcome to the MIT Mathematics Community

We are excited to host such a diverse and intellectually challenging mathematics community limited only by our collective curiosity and imagination. We also recognize that some of our members struggle to feel welcome; our goal is to encourage open dialogue to create an inclusive atmosphere for innovation and excellence.   

Members of our community come from a variety of racial, ethnic, indigenous, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are LGBTQIA+. We are women and men and non-binary. We have families and pets. We are veterans. We are immigrants. We possess a range of physical abilities. We are first-generation students. We are young and we are experienced. We are MIT Math.


We are committed to fostering a community of learning that is welcoming, inclusive, engaging, and aimed at the highest academic accomplishments.

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News & Updates


Documentary Film Feb 23

To celebrate Black History Month we organized the projection of the newly released documentary Journey of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience by director George Csicsery.

Read more about the documentary at  http://zalafilms.com/jbm/forging.html

The showing [...]


Retaining Students of Color in Grad School

Inside Higher Ed | Pub Jan. 5, 2024

Systematic change must be made to ensure they succeed in academe, writes Robert W. Fernandez, who suggests some specific interventions.

As a formerly undocumented [...]

Awards and Honors Events

SPUR Teams Share 2023 Rogers Prize

From left, David Jerison, Yihang Sun, Saba Lepsveridze, and Mehtaab Sawhney

SPUR/SPUR+ (Summer Program in Undergraduate Research) culminated with two teams sharing the 2023 Hartley Rogers Jr. Family [...]


The 2023 RSI/SPUR Lecture Series

The RSI/SPUR Lecture Series serves as a platform for distinguished mathematicians to share their expertise, cutting-edge research, and passion for the subject with the next generation of mathematical prodigies.


Purity Springs Dept. Retreat Sept 8-10

Scenes from the 2023 Purity Springs retreat.

The Sept. 8-10 Purity Spring Resort Weekend Retreat was a great success, thanks to retreat committee members Rodrigo Arrieta Candia, [...]

Awards and Honors

Chirag Falor, Serina Hu, and Nitya Mani Receive Peter Baddoo Community Building Awards

First photo, from left: Steven Johnson, Chirag Falor, and Michel Goemans; second photo, from left: Michel, Nitya Mani, and Serina Hu.

Three students recently received the Peter Baddoo Community Building Award, [...]


Meet Some of Our Department Members