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Welcome to UW Department of Mathematics

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Math News and Events


  • Sam Christianson

    Undergrad Sam Christianson awarded Hilldale Fellowship

    Undergraduate Sam Christianson has been awarded a 2021-2022 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship. Working in the Madison Applied Math Lab alongside VISP graduate student Hongyi Huang and Associate Professor Saverio Spagnolie, Sam is exploring the dynamics …

  • Ellenberg visits Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss new book, “Shape”

    Math may seem as though it only exists in an abstract part of our lives, but a new book shines a light on the geometry of everything around us. University of Wisconsin-Madison math professor Jordan …

  • Chanwoo Kim named as Brain Pool Fellow

    Chanwoo Kim has been awarded a Brain Pool Fellowship of the Ministry of Science and Technology of South Korea. This program is designed to invite outstanding scientists for the enhancement of research competence through joint research …

  • Ifrim hosts fluid dynamics program at MSRI

    Mihaela Ifrim is one of the organizers of Spring 2021 semester’s program on Mathematical Problems in Fluid Dynamics at MSRI. Her outstanding research contributions span a broad range of topics in nonlinear partial differential equations, …

  • Ellenberg combines Math with other pursuits in Quanta Article

    In a recent article in Quanta, Jordan Ellenberg discusses combining math with writing and how geometry came to be the topic of his most recent book, Shape. Link:

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