Computer hardware

The department has a number of PC and Mac laptops used mainly for teaching services in the classroom and seminars. The laptops generally contain programs similar to but not as complete as in the computer lab.

Two data projectors are available for both Intel type and Apple computers. They are available to staff members, instructors and seminar presenters. The laptops and projectors are available from the Administrative Assistant, Alys Kenyon. The University Information Services and Technology Department has available other computer projectors, some with higher resolution. Information on the technology facilities already available in classrooms can be found on the Classroom and Media Services Web site.

Laptops and other computers in the classroom can be connected to the internet using the ethernet jack available in most classrooms.

University computer resources and open area labs

Every student and staff member can have a user ID and password allowing access to a number of University computers. See

These University computers are generally very powerful computers such as Sun workstations running Unix-based operating systems. They are very good for running highly computational intensive applications programmed in C or FORTRAN, for example. Many people like the simple text based DOS like interface for running compilers, TEX, or mail programs that can be accessed from remote locations using a telnet window. X-Windows is a much nicer interface for running text and graphically based Unix programs on these university computers, with the output appearing on your local computer. This interface is standard on Unix workstations, including those in the open-area labs. X-windows is also available for Windows PC's using the X-Win32 program available from Academic Computing and Networking Support., but X-Win32 is too slow to use over dial up modem connections to the University. X-Win32, will be available on lab computers in the near future. There is a large amount of software available on the Unix system including MATLAB and MAPLE that can be run using X-Windows or sometimes in a Telnet window. Some of these Unix programs are not found elsewhere, such as the optimization software LINDO and a large number of programming tools including C, C++ and Fortran compilers.

There are many University open area computer labs accessible to students and staff members. The open area lab computers generally have a comprehensive suite of software for the three types of computers in the labs: Windows computers, Apple computers and Unix computers (N.B. there are inaccuracies in the lists accessed by these links such as the omission of Matlab from the Windows list).


In an effort to help students, the Math department has put together the LevelUp program. See details here. Video explaining registration process is here.


Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 14:40, 418 Machray Hall
R. Padmanabhan
Circle-realizable \( (n_4) \)-configurations
(Seminar series : Rings and Modules)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 15:00, 205 Armes Building
Ievgen Bilokopytov
Continuity and Holomorphicity of Symbols of Weighted Composition Operators
(Seminar series : Functional Analysis)

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 15:00, 415 Machray Hall
Kristin Courtney
(Seminar series : Functional Analysis)

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 08:00, TBA
Steve Reinhardt
(Seminar series : Colloquium)