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.

Fill The Hill!
Tripods Grant Renewed
In Memoriam: Ken Kunen
Exploring the world of Atari, doughnuts and geometry

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.

Tripods Grant Renewed

The Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS), in an expanded partnership with the University of Washington, the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Chicago, has been awarded a five-year $12.5 million grant from the NSF TRIPODS program, one of only two institutes nationwide to receive Phase II funding.  Several Math faculty are affiliated with the IFDS, which fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in data science through weekly informal meetings, special interest groups, workshops and summer schools. The IFDS also supports a number of Math graduate students who benefit from mentoring by faculty outside the department.

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

(608) 263-3054

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