Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI


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.

  • Melanie Matchett Wood Featured on Public Radio
  • The Algebraic Revolution: Solving for Chocolate
  • Art Evans featured by Live Science, Yahoo
  • Calculus Course Packets are now for sale
  • Slemrod Makes A Splash in Fluid Dynamics

Melanie Wood Awarded Packard Fellowship

Melanie Matchett Wood has been awarded a Packard Fellowship 2015! This is a highly prestigious and extremely competitive award given to all sciences, math and engineering. To put it in context, only 20 awards have gone to mathematicians since its beginning 25 years ago, and only twice before to someone in our department (15 to UW-Madison).  

This is a tremendous achievement, congratulations Melanie! It is fantastic and very well deserved!

The Algebraic Revolution: Solving for Chocolate

Nigel Boston was featured alongside Rob Nowak from WID on how algebra is being applied to countless problems, such as how Netflix uses algebra to help identify suggestions that a user might enjoy.  

"The idea of algebra is very clean. Communications, coding theory, and cryptography use a lot of algebra; more and more, computer scientists and engineers are having to learn some algebra. But there are so many other applications – we could be at the start of some movement” says Boston.

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wi  53706

(608) 263-3054

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