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.

Tripods Grant Renewed
In Memoriam: Ken Kunen
Exploring the world of Atari, doughnuts and geometry
Alumna teaches math through knitting

Former Van Vleck Professor Awarded Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research

Amanda L. Folsom, a Van Vleck at the UW from 2007-2010, will receive the 2021 Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Folsom is a Professor of Mathematics at Amherst College. She was awarded the prize for her outstanding record of research in analytic and algebraic number theory, with applications to combinatorics and Lie theory, for her work with undergraduate students, and for her service to the profession, including her work to promote success of women in mathematics.


In Memoriam: Josh Chover

Josh Chover died on October 11, 2020.  He received the PhD from the University of Michigan in 1952. After three years at Bell Labs and one year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he joined our faculty in 1956. He was Chair of the Department fom 1977-79.  Josh started our probability group by hiring Peter Ney. 

He officially retired at the end of the 1992 calendar year and took up post-retirement employment which ended in 1993. Josh had served the department for 36 years, plus 5 additional part­ time years as an emeritus professor.

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

(608) 263-3054

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