Putnam Exam Results are in:
11 of our students took the exam. Huge congratulations to our three team members, Killian Kvalvik, Thomas Hameister, and Zhaoyi Liu, who placed 32nd in the team competition. (Last year we placed 27th.)
We had three students in the top 500 individually: Sohil Shah, Zhaoyi Liu, and Thomas Hameister. Besides the top-scorers, several students did very well, and the median score of the 11 UW students was 22.
Great job everyone who took the exam!
Saverio Spagnolie has been awarded the second annual Award for Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities! This is a campus-wide award, and a very competitive one, it speaks very highly of his work.
Paul Rabinowitz was awarded the Juliusz Schauder Medal, by the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. The Schauder Medal is awarded to individuals for their significant achievements related to topological methods in nonlinear analysis.
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Jordan Ellenberg was featured as part of the "Fueling Discovery" insert in the 3/22/2015 Wisconsin State Journal. This highlighted our amazing L&S faculty and their research. Jordan's article was on "New Math is Needed to Explore New Networks" and it is attached.
Nigel Boston and Timo Seppalianen have been named Simons Fellows for 2015-16.
The fellowship covers half of a sabbatical year, the complete list can be found at http://go.wisc.edu/g703bp
The Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. The goal of the Simons Fellows Program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year.