We are pleased to congratulate David Anderson, Chanwoo Kim and Jin-Yi Cai (CS/Math Affiliate) for being awarded Simons Fellowships. They are 3 of 38 announced 2022 Fellows. The Simons Fellows program extends academic leaves from …

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## AMS publishes “Gems from the Work of Georgia Benkart” in March 2022 Notices

Professor Emeritus Georgia Benkart was honored by the AMS in March 2022 with an article titled “Gems from the Work of Georgia Benkart”. Since her retirement from teaching she has provided tremendous service to the …

## Shcherbyna and Zimmer named Sloan Fellows

Congratulations to Tatyana Shcherbyna and Andrew Zimmer for both being named 2022 Sloan Fellows. They are 2 of 118 early-career scholars that represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place …

## Ananth Shankar among team to prove Andre-Oort conjecture

A team of mathematicians (that included our own Ananth Shankar) has solved an important question about how solutions to polynomial equations relate to sophisticated geometric objects called Shimura varieties. The work was reported in Quanta …

## Jordan Ellenberg featured on BYUradio’s podcast Top of Mind

Jordan Ellenberg continued on his tour to promote his new book “Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy” as a guest on BYUradio’s podcast “Top of Mind”. Link: https://www.byuradio.org/TOP-2021-06-17-Geometry

## Ellenberg visits Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss new book, “Shape”

Math may seem as though it only exists in an abstract part of our lives, but a new book shines a light on the geometry of everything around us. University of Wisconsin-Madison math professor Jordan …

## Ellenberg combines Math with other pursuits in Quanta Article

In a recent article in Quanta, Jordan Ellenberg discusses combining math with writing and how geometry came to be the topic of his most recent book, Shape. Link: https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-number-theorist-who-connects-math-to-other-creative-pursuits-20210527/

## Math graduate student John Cobb and artist Abra Schlub win Delta Beer Lab design contest

Catalysts for Science Policy collaborated with local Madison brewery, Delta Beer Lab, to feature art inspired by active research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on their 2021 spring New England IPA label. Math graduate student …

## Walter Rudin Centenary

May 2, 2021 marks what would have been Walter Rudin’s 100th birthday. Walter Rudin was one of the preeminent mathematicians of his generation. He worked in a number of different areas of mathematical analysis, and …

## Math major among recipients of Goldwater Scholarship

Gage Siebert, of Fremont, Wisconsin, was among three UW-Madison students named as Goldwater Scholars. He is majoring in physics and mathematics. As a freshman, he studied the origins of life in Professor David Baum’s lab …