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 efforts...click 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
Women in the math department find strength in numbers
Dima Arinkin is named as Vilas Associate

Jerry Keisler's work is used to determine new information on infinities

Two mathematicians have proved that two different infinities are equal in size, settling a long-standing question. Their proof rests on a surprising link between the sizes of infinities and the complexity of mathematical theories.  Our own Professor Emeritus, Jerry Keisler, created "Keisler's order" in 1967, which was used to make the connection.

Link:  https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-measure-infinities-find-theyre-equal-20170912

NSF Funds New Data Science Institute at UW-Madison

UW-Madison was one of the recipients of the 1.5M in funding from the The National Science Foundation (NSF) in funding for twelve Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) projects

This new project will bring together the statistics, mathematics and theoretical computer science communities to develop the foundations of data science.  One of the co-PI’s is Sebastien Roch, who worked with Qin Li, Jordan Ellenberg and Nigel Boston to help develop the proposal for the Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS).

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

(608) 263-3054

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