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 …

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## 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 …

## Math alum to speak to graduates at spring commencement

John Gottman, Ph.D., an alumnus of the UW–Madison, is world-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction. He will be awarded an honorary doctoral degree during spring commencement. As is the tradition for …

## In Solidarity with the UW-Madison Math Community

Statement by Department Chair Timo Seppalainen and Associate Chair Benedek Valko Dear UW-Madison Math Community Yet again we find ourselves dismayed by violence against members of our society distinguished by their particular humanity. The catalogue …

## Video Produced for Graduate Student Visitors Day 3/23

Here’s a link to a departmental video made for our Virtual Visitors day (3/23) for potential graduate students. https://mediaspace.wisc.edu/media/Math+Department+Video/1_ezay0pkb