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Welcome to UW Department of Mathematics

We are devoted to research and teaching, and want to spread our excitement about mathematics to the rest of the world.

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Math News and Events



  • Former Prof Alejandro Adem to be next Chief Editor of the Bulletin of the AMS

    Alejandro Adem, a professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, and former professor at the UW-Madison Math Department, has been named the next Chief Editor of Bulletin of the American …

  • Justin Sukiennik

    Justin Sukiennik awarded 2021 Forward in Access Award

    Justin Sukiennik, Associate Faculty Associate, has been named a recipient of one of the 2021 Forward in Access Awards.  Justin, who serves as our Co-Director of the Precalculus Program, was honored for creating an inclusive …

  • Leslie Smith

    Leslie Smith named as a 2022 American Mathematics Society Fellow

    Congratulations to Leslie Smith, the newest member of our department to be named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2021.  She was named for contributions to applied mathematics and particularly fluid mechanics. The …

  • Fred Brauer

    In Memoriam: Fred Brauer

    Fred Brauer, professor emeritus, died on 10-17-2021 in Vancouver, BC.  Fred obtained his PhD in 1956 at MIT and was a member of our department 1960-1996. He served as department chair 1979-1982. Mathematics Genealogy lists …

  • Jordan Ellenberg’s Op-Ed in the Washington Post

    Jordan Ellenberg wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post which was published on 8/31/2021; “Coronavirus vaccines work. But this statistical illusion makes people think they don’t.” In Israel for a time, more vaccinated people were …

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