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Math News and Events



  • Alumni Mark Wilson is next editor of Notices of the AMS

    Mark Wilson (Ph.D., 1995, Passman) is the next editor-in-chief of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.  He starts a 3 year term on January 1, 2025. Link: In addition, he has a new …

  • Benedek Valko

    Benedek Valko named Vilas Associate

    Benedek Valko has been named a Vilas Associate.  The Vilas Associates Competition recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the divisional Research Committees on the basis …

  • Georgia Benkart

    New MSRI Conference announced inspired by work of Georgia Benkart

    Established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in all related fields and industry are invited to the special workshop “Advances in Lie Theory, Representation Theory, and Combinatorics” at SLMath (MSRI) in Berkeley, California and online. …

  • Sebastian Roch

    Sébastien Roch wins Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor Award

    Sébastien has won a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship, awarded by the Provost’s office. Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships (VDAP) recognize UW–Madison faculty members whose distinguished scholarship has advanced the confines of knowledge, and whose excellence also …

  • John Cobb awarded NSF Postdoc

    John Cobb, who is advised by Michael Kemeny and Daniel Erman, has been awarded an NSF postdoc!  Congratulations!

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