MATH 488 & MATH 489 (Project) - Home Page 2020

This is the website for all Honours projects taken in 2020 as either a 15-point course (MATH 488) or 30-point course (MATH 489).

As part of the Honours year, students are expected to sign up for 30 points of project-based work under the MATH 488/489 labels. This could be two 15-point projects. Students are responsible for finding supervisor(s) for their project work. Potential supervisors are listed in the table below together with the areas in which they are willing to supervise a project; sometimes there is a link to sample projects.

To find a suitable project, please begin by speaking to the Honours Coordinator, Astrid an Huef, and any potential supervisors you are considering.

Here is the COURSE OUTLINE document, describing expectations concerning the project report, submission deadline, workload, assessment, oral presentation etc.

There are three types of project structure:

TypeSort When taughtSort PointsSort Enrol inSort
T1 Trimester 1 15 MATH 488 CRN 27014
T2 Trimester 2 15 MATH 488 CRN 7693
FY Full year 30 MATH 489 CRN 7694

List of Supervisors and Project Areas


Project Area


Lisa Orloff Clark Operator algebra, ring theory
Peter Donelan Geometry, applications to robotics, robot manipulators and mechanisms Sample projects. Not available in T2 in 2020
Rod Downey Computability, complexity, combinatorics Sample projects
Noam Greenberg Computability, set theory
Astrid an Huef Operator algebra, ring theory Sample project
BD Kim Number theory Sample project
Martino Lupini Logic, operator algebra
Stephen Marsland Geometry, machine learning, noncommutative analysis Sample projects
Dillon Mayhew Matroid theory Sample projects
Mark McGuiness Modelling with differential equations Sample projects
Dimitrios Mitsotakis Theory of water waves, numerical analysis of PDEs Sample projects
Hung Pham Banach algebras Sample projects
Dan Turetsky Computability, set theory
Matt Visser Mathematical physics, general relativity and cosmology
Geoff Whittle Matroid theory, graph theory Not available in T2 of 2020