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.

Alumna teaches math through knitting
Andrei Caldararu receives Vilas Associate Award
2019 Math Emeriti Dinner (with spouses) at Union South
Shusterman jointly publishes proof of twin primes problem

Putnam Exam Results for UW Undergrads Impressive

The UW has scored 15th nationwide in the annual Putnam competition.  SIvakorn Sanguanmoo received an honorable mention. Two undergrads, Sivakorn Sanguanmoo and Ruiting Tong, made the top 200. 

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada. 

The Putnam began in 1938 as a competition between mathematics departments at colleges and universities. Now the competition has grown to be the leading university-level mathematics examination in the world. Although participants work independently on the problems, there is a team aspect to the competition as well. 

Former UW Professor Wins AMS Bergman Prize

Former UW Math Professor Franc Forstnerič (1990-2001) has been awarded one of the 2019 Stefan Bergman prizes of the American Mathematical Society.

Franc Forstnerič is awarded the Bergman Prize for his many contributions to several complex variables (SCV), as well as complex geometry and geometric analysis. He is being recognized for his foundational work on mapping problems for domains in complex spaces and more general complex manifolds, approximation theory in SCV, the development of the Oka principle, and complex analysis methods in the theory of minimal surfaces.



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

(608) 263-3054

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