This past June (2022), there was a conference on orthogonal polynomials and special functions, dedicated to Dick Askey, held (remotely) at CRM in Montreal. There was a day’s program with talks from former students and …

## Jordan Ellenberg wins 2023 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award

Jordan Ellenberg and Grant Sanderson will receive the 2023 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award during a prize reception at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at …

## Raymond Damadian, BS, 1956, inventor of the MRI scanner, dies at age 86.

Dr. Raymond Damadian, who built the first magnetic resonance imaging scanner, which revolutionized doctors’ ability to diagnose cancer and other illnesses — but who, to his dismay, saw the Nobel Prize for the science behind …

## Jean-Luc Thiffeault offers research on how many times to flip a hamburger

Backyard wars have been launched over the question of the optimal number of times to flip hamburgers, steaks or zucchini on the grill—is once sufficient? Does ten flips result in a better, more quickly cooked …

## Mark Shusterman, former Van Vleck Prof, awarded Levitzki Prize

Mark Shusterman, Van Vleck Professor from 2018-2020, has won the prestigious Levitzki Prize. The prize is awarded every two years to a young Israeli mathematician for research in Algebra or related areas. The Levitzki prize …

## MXM application are open!

Are you interested in exploring research level mathematics? Are you curious about open questions in various active research fields? Or maybe you want to apply your programming knowledge to answer interesting mathematical questions? If you’ve answered yes …

## Rycroft part of a team to study early development in cricket embryos

Professor Christopher Rycroft worked with the Extavour Laboratory to study the early stages of development in cricket embryos. In humans, an embryo starts from a single cell that undergoes repeated divisions. But in crickets and many other …

## In Memoriam: Donald Crowe

Donald Warren Crowe, 94, passed away on July 4, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born October 28, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Lawrence and Vera (Pereau) Crowe. Donald was a distinguished professor of mathematics …

## Andrei Caldararu receives FRG from NSF

Andrei Caldararu has received an FRG (Focused Research Group) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), joint with Benjamin Antieau (Northwestern), Max Lieblich (University of Washington), Akhil Mathew (University of Chicago) and Martin Olsson (Berkeley). …

## UW-Madison mourns an important mathematician and beloved mentor

Georgia Benkart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at UW-Madison, died unexpectedly on April 29 in Madison, Wisconsin, leaving behind a worldwide network of colleagues and former students who considered her not only a gifted mathematician, but …