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.

2019 Math Emeriti Dinner (with spouses) at Union South
Shusterman jointly publishes proof of twin primes problem
Nan Chen works on model for predicting Indian Monsoons
Support plus drive equals success

In Memoriam: Richard Askey

Richard Askey died on October 9, 2019 after a short illness. He joined the UW Department of Mathematics in 1963 and retired in 2003 after 40 years of service.

Dick was a member of the National Academy  of Sciences and a Honorary Fellow of the Indian Mathematical Society.  He was named Gabor Szego Professor of Mathematics in 1986 and was awarded a John Bascom Professorship in 1995. He had 13 Ph.D. students,, but his influence went far beyond his students. Professor Askey was passionate about mathematics and mathematics education. He excelled in research, teaching, and service to the university and to the mathematics community. He was once described as a `national treasure.’

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

(608) 263-3054

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