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.

Jerry Keisler's work is used to determine new information on infinities
A Stunning Year for Melanie Matchett Wood
Benedek Valko Named Simons Fellow
Gloria Mari-Beffa Promoted to L&S Associate Dean
Dima Arinkin is named as Vilas Associate

Remembering Sufian Husseini

Sufian Husseini passed away late December 30, 2017 in Salem, Oregon, after months of health struggles. He was a faculty member from 1961 until his retirement in 2001.

Sufian obtained his PhD at Princeton under Norman Steenrod and was an instructor at MIT before moving to Madison. His research was primarily in algebraic topology, on topics such as loop spaces and configuration spaces. He established a long term collaboration with Ed Fadell (also a UW-Madison colleague) and together they wrote a number of beautiful and influential papers exploring applications of algebraic topology to diverse topics in analysis, manifold theory, economics and mathematical physics. Their joint monograph Geometry and Topology of Configuration Spaces published in 2001 by Springer is a highly regarded reference. 

Seeger awarded Humboldt Research Award

Andreas Seeger has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the  Humboldt Foundation. The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.  Congratulations, Andreas!


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

(608) 263-3054

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