Mihaela Ifrim is one of the organizers of Spring 2021 semester’s program on Mathematical Problems in Fluid Dynamics at MSRI. Her outstanding research contributions span a broad range of topics in nonlinear partial differential equations, …

## 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/

## Jordan Ellenberg on Lincoln’s rhetoric routine using geometry

What did Abraham Lincoln study to hone his legendary rhetoric? Geometry! Jordan Ellenberg draws from his new book, “Shape” for this essay in the Wall Street Journal. Link: https://on.wsj.com/3oQ9v63

## Ellenberg publishes article in The Atlantic on pandemic risk assessments

In conjunction with the release of his book, Jordan Ellenberg published an article on pandemic risk assessements, and how we react to advice intended to assist them in avoiding COVID-19. He notes that decision making …

## Ellenberg’s new book “Shape” debuts, reviewed in NYT

Jordan Ellenberg’s new book, “Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else.”, was published recently and reviewed by the New York Times. The review notes that Ellenberg is “rather spectacular” at …

## Daniel Erman wins Romnes Fellowship

Daniel Erman has won a Romnes Fellowship! The Romnes is viewed as one of the more significant awards here at UW-Madison. The H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship awards are made possible by the impressive research …

## 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 …

## Ellenberg weighs in on billionaires

In a recent episode of the Marketplace podcast, a question came up about billionaires. Among several experts, Jordan Ellenberg took a stab at it, suggesting a comparison instead. “How much wealth has that person amassed …

## 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 …