Our recently-graduated PhD student Parvathi Kooloth has won one of the two AWM Dissertation Prizes, which will be presented at the JMM. Parvathi did her PhD under Leslie Smith’s supervision. Congratulations, Parvathi! *** The Association …

## Yue Sun wins top prize in Gallery of Fluid Motion in APS Fluids meeting

Yue Sun, a student of Chris Rycroft, won the top prize in the “Gallery of Fluid Motion” competition at this year’s annual Americal Physical Society Fluids Meeting! She did her beautiful experiments in Saverio Spagnolie’s AMEP …

## Jordan Ellenberg hosts First Year Course on Writing and Data

Jordan Ellenberg is expanding the impact of his service to the UW by hosting a first-year student course on writing and data. First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) are usually groups of 3 classes that are open …

## Math Department Graduate Student Awards Announced

The Excellence in Research Graduate Student Awards go to Shi Chen Yuxi Han Phillip Harris Yunfan He Josiah Jacobsen-Grocott Jiwoong Jang Ruofan Jiang Daniel Levitin Yandi Wu Jiaming Xu The John Nohel Prize in Applied Mathematics …

## Autumn Kent named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Autumn Kent has been named a 2024 fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and …

## Nan Chen awarded Office of Naval Research Young Investigators Award

Nan has just received Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research — congratulations, Nan! Link: https://www.nre.navy.mil/2024-young-investigators

## In Memoriam: Patrick Ahern

Patrick Ahern died on September 26, 2023. He was an emeritus professor of our department, serving as a faculty member from 1966-2006. Pat was born in Albert Lea Minnesota in 1936, to Garrett Patrick and …

## Stovall weighs in on Kakeya conjecture interconnectedness in Quanta

Quanta Magazine recently published an article on the many conjectures resting on the Kaketa conjecture. Betsy Stovall commented in the article. Link: https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-tower-of-conjectures-that-rests-upon-a-needle-20230912/

## Spagnolie’s research on dancing raisins leads to new ideas about bubbles and floating objects in them

Saverio Spagnolie recently published an Arxiv paper on what started as a simple exploration of the behavior of raisins in carbonated water, something he noticed during a kitchen experiment with his daughter. As he proceeded to …

## New AMS Award in Mathematical Writing Named for Martin Isaacs

A new AMS Prize for Excellence in Mathematical Writing is named after our esteemed Emeritus colleague Martin Isaacs. The prize is for a paper published in a primary AMS journal in the previous two years. …