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!


Undergraduate student, Andrew Ma, has won a 2014 University Book Store Academic Excellence Award. The awards are made to undergraduate students who best exemplify the principle that excellence can be achieved by independent study. Andrew did research with two other students during an REU last summer, under the guidance of Andrej Zlatos.

Richard Kent

Richard Kent has been awarded an NSF CAREER award.  This is the most prestigious NSF award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.