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.

Nan Chen works on model for predicting Indian Monsoons
Support plus drive equals success
Math Academic Staff Honored for Career Achievement
Roch named as Vilas Associate

Jordan Ellenberg's Hawking Index predicts book unreadability

In The Guardian, Jordan Ellenberg explains his own way of calculating a book’s unreadability, which he dubbed the Hawking Index. Ellenberg looked at the sections that readers have highlighted on Amazon’s Kindle e-readers, and infers that after they’ve stopped highlighting, they’ve probably stopped reading.

Link: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/books-to-read-unread-tsundoku-hawking-index-malcolm-cowley-antilibrary-a8521901.html

Math alumnus named University of Denver Chancellor

The University of Denver has chosen Jeremy Haefner as its 19th chancellor. 

Haefner, who earned a master’s degree and PhD in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983 and 1986, respectively, joined the University of Denver in 2018, serving as provost and executive vice chancellor. He previously held the positions of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology for 10 years. 

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

(608) 263-3054

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