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Welcome to UW Department of Mathematics

We are devoted to research and teaching, and want to spread our excitement about mathematics to the rest of the world.

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Math News and Events



  • Parvarthi Kooloth awarded AWM dissertation prize

    Our recently-graduated PhD student Parvathi Kooloth has won one of the two AWM Dissertation Prizes, which will be presented at the JMM.  Parvathi did her PhD under Leslie Smith’s supervision. Congratulations, Parvathi! *** The Association …

  • Yue Sun wins top prize in Gallery of Fluid Motion in APS Fluids meeting

    Yue Sun, a student of Chris Rycroft, won the top prize in the “Gallery of Fluid Motion” competition at this year’s annual Americal Physical Society Fluids Meeting! She did her beautiful experiments in Saverio Spagnolie’s AMEP …

  • Jordan Ellenberg

    Jordan Ellenberg hosts First Year Course on Writing and Data

    Jordan Ellenberg is expanding the impact of his service to the UW by hosting a first-year student course on writing and data.   First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) are usually groups of 3 classes that are open …

  • Math Department Graduate Student Awards Announced

    The Excellence in Research Graduate Student Awards go to Shi Chen Yuxi Han Phillip Harris Yunfan He Josiah Jacobsen-Grocott Jiwoong Jang Ruofan Jiang Daniel Levitin Yandi Wu Jiaming Xu  The John Nohel Prize in Applied Mathematics …

  • Autumn Kent

    Autumn Kent named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

    Autumn Kent has been named a 2024 fellow of the American Mathematical Society.  The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and …

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