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Welcome to UW Department of Mathematics

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Math News and Events



  • Rajula Srivastava (Ph.D., 2022) awarded 2023 AWM Dissertation Prize

  • Stovall and Cai named 2023 AMS Fellows

    Betsy Stovall and Jin-Yi Cai have been named as 2023 AMS Fellows.  This program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Jin-Yi Cai has been …

  • Seymour Parter

    In Memorium: Seymour Parter

    Seymour Parter died on October 21, 2022. He got his Ph.D. from Courant Institute in 1957 after spending several years working on early computers at Los Alamos.  He had a joint appointment in both the …

  • Jean-Luc Thiffeault

    Jean-Luc Thiffeault named as APS Fellow

    Jean-Luc Thiffeault was named as an 2022 Fellow by the American Physical Society.  He is cited “for innovative contributions to the understanding of mixing and transport in dynamical systems, including the development of topological methods, …

  • Former faculty Melanie Matchett Wood wins Macarthur Fellowship

    Melanie Matchett Wood, who was a faculty member here from 2011-2019, has won a Macarthur Fellowship.  These awards are unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits …

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