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.

As a diverse group, the Mathematics Department strives to foster an open and supportive community.  To learn more about our Climate and Diversity here.

A Stunning Year for Melanie Matchett Wood
Benedek Valko Named Simons Fellow
Women in the math department find strength in numbers
Dima Arinkin is named as Vilas Associate
Steven Sam receives Sloan Fellowship

Remembering Hiroshi Gunji

Prof. Emeritus Hiroshi Gunji passed away recently from a stroke. He retired in 2001.  He was a dedicated teacher of calculus, and not many semesters went by when he wasn't lecturing in a calculus course. 

Hiroshi received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1962, under the direction of Jun-ichi Igusa. His thesis was entitled "Some properties of curves of genus 2 representing singular points of variety of moduli." He spent two years at Cornell University, then two years at the University of Saskatchewan before coming to Madison in 1966 as an assistant professor. Hiroshi did important research in number theory and had four PhD students during his tenure in Madison. He had an tremendous impact on our graduate program as chair for very many years of the graduate admissions committee.

Alumnus Song Sun, Ph.D 2010, invited to Rio for ICM

Song Sun, who got his PhD in Madison in 2010 (Advisor:  Xiu-Xiong Chen) and is currently an Associate Professor at Stony Brook, has been invited to speak in the Geometry section of the International Conference of Mathematicians in Rio De Janerio, Brazil in 2018. We wholeheartedly congratulate Song on this great achievement and wish him all the best for a very distinguished career!

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

(608) 263-3054

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