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Math News and Events



  • Christopher Rycroft

    Rycroft part of a team to define geometric development of cricket embyros

    Professor Christopher Rycroft was part of an team that analyzed how cricket embryos developed.  The researchers were stumped by the nucleus behavior until Chris Rycroft looked at it and detemined that the behavior seemed geometric …

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    In Memoriam: Donald Crowe

    Donald Warren Crowe, 94, passed away on July 4, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born October 28, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Lawrence and Vera (Pereau) Crowe. Donald was a distinguished professor of mathematics …

  • Andrei Caldararu

    Andrei Caldararu receives FRG from NSF

    Andrei Caldararu has received an FRG (Focused Research Group) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), joint with Benjamin Antieau (Northwestern), Max Lieblich (University of Washington), Akhil Mathew (University of Chicago) and Martin Olsson (Berkeley).  …

  • UW-Madison mourns an important mathematician and beloved mentor

    Georgia Benkart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at UW-Madison, died unexpectedly on April 29 in Madison, Wisconsin, leaving behind a worldwide network of colleagues and former students who considered her not only a gifted mathematician, but …

  • Tonghai Yang

    Tonghai Yang part of team to win Alexanderson Award

    Tonghai Yang together with a team of four other mathematicians have won the fourth Alexanderson Award for their paper “Modularity of generating series of divisors on unitary Shimura varieties” (Asterisque 421 (2020), pages 7-125). You …

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