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Math News and Events



  • 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 …

  • Hung Tran

    Hung Tran awarded Vilas Faculty Early-Career Investigator Award

    Congratulations to Hung Tran for winning a Vilas Faculty Early-Career Investigator Award! Through the generosity of the Vilas Trust, the Vilas Faculty Early & Mid-Career Investigator Awards recognize research and teaching excellence in early and …

  • Daniel Erman

    Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award awarded to Daniel Erman

    Daniel Erman has won the Alliant Energy James R. Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award, which is a UW system level award given to only 4 instructors system wide.  Congratulations Daniel!

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