Several graduate programs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Letters & Science are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” “We’re proud of all of our graduate programs and particularly pleased that once again many have been rated so highly,” says Provost Paul [...]
Public opinion polls routinely show that large majorities of Americans support cutting spending and oppose raising taxes. But when lists of government programs are presented one by one, cuts in each program face majority opposition. What’s going on here? University of Wisconsin-Madison mathematics professor Jordan Ellenberg will delve into this question on Wednesday, Jan. 23, [...]
Sarah Bockting-Conrad’s lesson begins with a reminder about an upcoming exam. Then it’s on to a handful of example problems dealing with sequences and geometric series. She moves from white board to white board – they form the perimeter of the classroom – as her students look on from six-seat computer pods. After about a [...]
More than 20 University of Wisconsin-Madison mathematicians are among the first class of American Mathematical Society Fellows. The society’s fellows designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. With more than 30,000 members representing nearly 600 institutions, AMS is the world’s largest society dedicated to mathematical research, [...]
After four years away, Bing Wang is back at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this time as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. Wang earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from UW-Madison in 2008. He worked as an instructor at Princeton University from 2008-2011, then spent a year as a research assistant professor at Stony [...]
This winter should be … well, let’s just say interesting for Betsy Stovall. Stovall has joined the Department of Mathematics as an assistant professor after living in either Georgia or California for her entire life. Stovall, who was hired using funding from the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, comes to the University of Wisconsin-Madison after three [...]
Saverio Spagnolie arrives at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor of mathematics after a year at Brown University’s School of Engineering as a postdoctoral research associate. Before his time at the Ivy League school in Providence, Rhode Island, the Colorado native spent three years at the University of California-San Diego as a postdoctoral [...]
The College of Letters & Science has more than 800 faculty, a group that includes brilliant researchers, noteworthy authors, and inspiring teachers. This year, the College welcomes more than 50 new faculty members. From Classics to Chemistry and from English to Economics, departments across L&S recruited emerging experts who bring impressive breadth and depth of [...]
Congratulations to Professor Mikhail Feldman (Mathematics) who won the SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (SIAG/APDE) Prize. The SIAG/APDE Prize honors the “author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in Partial Differential Equations published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.” Feldman’s award-winning paper, “Global solutions [...]
School Spotlight: Madison Math Circle gives young students a taste of higher math and science (Wisconsin State Journal) Every week, middle and high school students are invited to the UW-Madison campus to hear a talk designed to stimulate their interest in math and science and then to mingle with professors and their peers over pizza. [...]
Congratulations to the following College of Letters & Science staff members who all received a 2011-2012 College of Letters & Science Professional Development Grant.
Former UW students awarded Lancelot Berkeley Prize in astronomy (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) William J. Borucki (BS’60, MS’62, Physics) and David G. Koch (BS’67, Applied Math, Engineering and Physics) who hold leadership positions with the Kepler space mission, were joint recipients of the first Lancelot M. Berkeley-New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.
Alexander Nagel and Stephen Wainger of the Department of Mathematics have been awarded the 2007-08 Stefan Bergman Prize from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Nagel is the Steenbock Professor of Mathematical Sciences, and Waigner is the Antoni Zygmund Professor of Mathematics. The two are honored for their fundamental contributions in collaborative work in the the study of Bergman [...]
Evan Mast, an undergraduate student studying economics and mathematics, is one of three students in the UW System to win the fifth annual UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. Mast is the only student to win from UW-Madison this spring for his essay, The Importance of Cartography.
Several University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs — many in the College of Letters & Science — are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2011 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
Six of UW–Madison’s most promising rising faculty have been named recipients of this year’s Romnes Faculty Fellowships.
Daniel Lecoanet, who will graduate with comprehensive honors from University of Wisconsin-Madison this spring with a double major in math and physics, has won a five-year, no-strings-attached fellowship to pursue graduate studies.
Daniel Lecoanet an honors student majoring in Physics and Mathematics and a student member of the Faculty Honors Committee and Honors Advisory Board has been named one of 14 Churchill Scholars from around the country.
Six Letters & Science Honors students have received $2,000 Trewartha Senior Thesis grants.
Fedor Nazarov, professor of Mathematics, has been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians. Nazarov will give a 45-minute lecture at the congress which will be held in Hyderabad, India in August 2010.
Paul Rabinowitz, professor of mathematics, received an honorary degree from Complutense University in Madrid, Spain in January 2009.