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To Predict Turbulance, Just Count the Puffs

The research of Fabian Waleffe has led researchers in new directions when it comes to studying turbulence in fluids.   This article,  (MacKenzie, Dana, "To Predict Turbulence, Just Count the Puffs", Nautilus, Nautilus Ventures LLC, July 3,2014.  discusses new experiments and understanding of the onset of turbulence in pipe flow that built on Dr. Waleffe’s discoveries of traveling wave solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations.

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Jordan Ellenberg has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

A Guggenheim Fellowship is a highly prestigious mid career award, only two of them were awarded this year in Mathematics nationwide. It has been awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts." The official announcement can be found here: pdf

Putnam Exam Results are in: 11 of our students took the exam. Huge congratulations to our three team members, Killian Kvalvik, Thomas Hameister, and Zhaoyi Liu, who placed 32nd in the team competition. (Last year we placed 27th.) We had three students in the top 500 individually: Sohil Shah, Zhaoyi Liu, and Thomas Hameister. Besides the top-scorers, several students did very well, and the median score of the 11 UW students was 22. Great job everyone who took the exam!

Saverio Spagnolie has been awarded the second annual Award for Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities! This is a campus-wide award, and a very competitive one, it speaks very highly of his work.

Paul Rabinowitz was awarded the Juliusz Schauder Medal, by the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. The Schauder Medal is awarded to individuals for their significant achievements related to topological methods in nonlinear analysis.

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