Three professors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are among the 2019 class of Simons Fellows in Mathematics. Gheorghe Craciun, Autumn Kent and Andreas Seeger are among the 48 distinguished scientists named to fellowships. Each year, …

## In Memoriam: Terry Millar

Terry Millar died on Saturday, March 9, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Terry was a faculty member in the Math Department since 1976, retiring in 2015. After dropping out of college to join …

## Swimming microbes steer themselves into mathematical order

Saverio Spagnolie and Arthur Evans of UW–Madison, University of Michigan physicist Christopher Miles and mathematician Michael Shelley of the Flatiron Institute and New York University found that when the particles are confined to a thin sheet and …

## Sloan Fellowships Awarded to Two Faculty

Two University of Wisconsin–Madison professors, Mihaela Ifrim and Botong Wang, have been named to 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships — prestigious and competitive awards given to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers. …

## Math Teaching Assistants Win Campus Wide Awards

Two of our talented Math graduate students have been honored with campus-wide teaching awards. Soumya Sankar has won the Exceptional Service Award and Di Fang has won the Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award. Of over 2000 …

## Erman, Sam, Ellenberg Mentions in the Bulletin of the AMS this month.

Two of the four articles published this month in the Bulletin of the American Mathematics Society have UW connections. Daniel Erman and former faculty, Steven Sam, have an article titled “Cubics in 10 variables vs. …

## The Wonderful World of Hagfish Slime

Hundreds of meters deep in the dark of the ocean, a shark glides toward what seems like a meal. It’s kind of ugly, eel-like and not particularly meaty, but still probably food. So the shark …

## UW Students Perform Well on Virginia Tech Math Contest

On October 24, 2018, several math students took the Virginia Tech Math Contest. The Virginia Tech Contest is similar to the Putnam Exam, but perhaps somewhat easier; this year 94 schools from 29 states …

## John Heim makes Top Moments at the UW in 2018

Check out the 2018 Top Moments in Time, https://news.wisc.edu/moments-in-time-2018-photographers-choice/ UW Photographers pick their favorite pictures of 2018. John Heim is #16.

## Melanie Matchett Wood Elected to AMS Council

Melanie Matchett Wood has been elected to a 3 year term on the American Mathematical Society Council, starting in 2019. The Council formulates and administers the scientific policies of the Society and acts in an advisory capacity …