Ian F. Putnam

Fellow, Royal Society of Canada,
Fellow, American Mathematical Society

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Victoria,
Victoria, B.C.,
Canada V8W 3R4

E-mail: ifputnam at uvic dot ca

A brief CV

"I was reading an article about mathematics. Perfectly pure mathematics. My own knowledge of mathematics stops at 'twelve times twelve', but I enjoyed that article immensely. I didn't understand a word of it; but facts, or what a man believes to be facts, are always delightful." -Mark Twain.


contains course information for classes which I am currently teaching.


contains a description of research interests and a list of publications, including recent ones which are available from this site and some conference presentations.

Lecture Notes:

contains lecture notes from past courses at various levels. At the moment, these are mostly topics from advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses.

A group shot of GiMPS (courtesy Mike Boyle).