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Math News and Events



  • Tonghai Yang

    Tonghai Yang awarded Kellett Mid-Career Award

    Tonghai Yang has won a Kellett Mid-Career Award.  The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. Supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, they provide …

  • Dynamics Caucus wins NSF RTG

    The Math Department’s newly formed Dynamics Group has been awarded a National Science Foundation Research Training Group grant that will bring the university $2.48M over 5 years. The grant will be run by PI Autumn …

  • Daniel Erman

    Daniel Erman wins Vilas Mid-Career Investigator Award

    Daniel Erman has won a Vilas Mid-Career Investigator Award.   The award is meant to recognize research and teaching excellence in faculty who are at mid-career. The mid-career designation generally means faculty 10 to 20 years …

  • Former Van Vleck Professor wins a major grant in Korea

    Our former Van Vleck postdoc Donghyun Lee (currently, an associate professor in Postech) won a Hanwoomul Phagi Basic Research grant from the Korean Ministry of Science (the total amount of his award is about two …

  • Jose Rodriguez

    José Rodriguez has won a Sloan Fellowship

    José Rodriguez has been awarded a Sloan Fellowship, one of two awarded to UW-Madison faculty.  These awards are given to early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential …

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