Congratulations to David Anderson on being awarded as a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor. Candidates for the professorships possess unusual qualifications and promise, having been recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of their research. Congratulations, …

## Melanie Matchett Wood explores the rank of elliptic curves in new model

Melanie Matchett Wood is one of a group of four researchers who have recently come out with a model that upends the conventional wisdom in their field. They have used intensive computational data to suggest …

## Jiuya Wang wins AWM Dissertation prize

Jiuya Wang (Melanie Wood, Advisor, 2018) has won the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Dissertation Prize. This prize is awarded to three outstanding Ph.D. dissertations presented by female mathematical scientists a year. Jiuya Wang …

## Tonghai Yang named as an 2019 Fellow of the AMS

Congratulations to Tonghai Yang, the newest member of our department to be named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2019. He was named For contributions to the theory of Shimura varieties, L-functions, …

## Ellenberg Demonstrated Aaron Rodgers is the Superior QB

Jordan Ellenberg crunched the numbers, and he knows the answer. The author of “How Not to Be Wrong” and UW-Madison Mathematics Professor was featured on NBC Sports to prove who was superior: Aaron Rodgers or …

## 2nd Annual Emeriti Dinner Held

The Emeriti Affairs Committee (Richard Brualdi, Tom Kurtz, and Paul Rabinowitz) organized the second annual Math Emeriti Dinner on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the University Club. The 32 participants enjoyed a buffet dinner of …

## Ex-Prof Milewski Quoted on Quantum Experiment Developments

Oil droplets guided by “pilot waves” have failed to reproduce the results of the quantum double-slit experiment, crushing a century-old dream that there exists a single, concrete reality. Paul Milewski (1995-2011 at UW) was recently …

## Melanie Matchett Wood Named Minerva Distinguished Visitor at Princeton

Melanie Matchett Wood has been named the Minerva Distinguished Visitor at Princeton University. She will be in residence at Princeton during the Fall semester of 2018. It is a great honor to be chosen for …

## Roch and former student win Best Paper Award at top computational biology conference

Math faculty Sebastien Roch and former Ph.D. student Kun-Chieh (Jason) Wang won Best Paper Award at the prestigious 22nd Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) 2018. Their submission “Circular Networks from …

## Gabi Meyer wins L&S Mid-Career Award

Gabi Meyer has been awarded a College of Letters and Science Academic Staff Mid-Career Award. This award, given to members of the L&S academic staff with 8 or more years of service are eligible for this …