Department of Mathematics

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Exploring the world of Atari, doughnuts and geometry
Alumna teaches math through knitting
Andrei Caldararu receives Vilas Associate Award
2019 Math Emeriti Dinner (with spouses) at Union South

Former Van Vleck Professor Chosen to Head Banff Research Station

Former Van Vleck Assistant Professor Malabika Pramanik has been appointed as Director of the Banff International Research Station as of July 1, 2020.  

She was in Madison between 2001 and 2004.  She joined the University of British Columbia in 2006.  A mathematical analyst, her research interests cover Euclidean harmonic analysis, geometric measure theory, partial differential equations and several complex variables.

Link:  https://www.birs.ca/announcements/2020-05-25/malabika-pramanik-appointed-director-of-birs

Is a District Gerrymandered or Not?

Lorenzo Najt studies algorithms that can build a large group of maps for a state, predict their outcomes, then compare those to the map that legislators selected. He works with UW–Madison mathematics professor Jordan Ellenberg as well as associate professor Justin Solomon and postdoctoral associate Daryl DeFord at MIT.

“What if we had a big bag of all the different maps that you could have?” Najt explained. “If we reached our hand in and took out maps randomly and then compared them to the one that you proposed, maybe your map would look extremely unusual in terms of its partisan advantage.

Link:  https://grad.wisc.edu/2020/04/23/mathematics-research-builds-better-ways-to-identify-gerrymandering/

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