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.

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

How Math tracks the Coronavirus

Much of the discussion about the coronavirus comes from mathematical models about how they expect the coronavirus to behave.  Professor Jordan Ellenberg has been discussing mathematical models of coronavirus in several online forums.

Qin Li joins in Coronavirus Fight

Qin Li has been working with other researchers here at the UW to combat coronavirus.  She is part of a group of researchers, led by UW Geography Professor Song Gao, using cell phone tracking data to model traveling and the spread of the coronavirus.  Li will use the team’s data to inform mathematical models of the spread of COVID-19. 

“We want people to take action to further prevent or mitigate the threat of the virus,” Gao says. “Our development of a COVID-19 spread model will be community-centered, which incorporates community responses into both the model development and the model interpretation process.”


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

(608) 263-3054

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