At the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in Sydney, Australia,  July 7-11,   Tom Kurtz delivered the Wald Lectures and Timo Seppäläinen gave a Medallion Lecture. 

In the picture:  Andrew Barbour (University of Zürich) introduced Timo’s medallion lecture and handed him the medallion. 

The research of Fabian Waleffe has led researchers in new directions when it comes to studying turbulence in fluids.   This article,  (MacKenzie, Dana, "To Predict Turbulence, Just Count the Puffs", Nautilus, Nautilus Ventures LLC, July 3,2014. http://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/to-predict-turbulence-just-count-the-puffsdiscusses new experiments and understanding of the onset of turbulence in pipe flow that built on Dr. Waleffe’s discoveries of traveling wave solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations.

Congratulations to the winners of our 2014 Mega Math Meet: 

1st Place:   Middleton 1
2nd Place:  Middleton 2
3rd Place:  McFarland

December 2013 BS graduate in Math and CS Andrew Morgan is headed to Ekaterinburg, Russia  for the International Collegiate Programming Contest.   He is part of a team with other students, Hongkai Pan and Baasanbat Purevjal, and is trained by prior participant and Math graduate student Jay Yang. It's where budding computer scientists aim for programming glory.

Over 30,000 students worldwide have participated in the current competition cycle.  These students represent over two thousand universities in 94 countries on six continents.  

UW-Madison is the only school in North America to have advanced from regional to international competition in each of the last thirteen years—an impressive streak.  Congratulations and good luck!