Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

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Support plus drive equals success

A supportive environment helped a group of female graduate students in mathematics reach lofty goals. Already a leader in the number of women hired as faculty members, the department hopes to continue improving the experience for female students to help bring equity to the field.

After graduation, a group of seven female graduate students,  Eva Elduque, Jing Hao, Wanlin Li, Amy Huang, Yuhua Zhu, Di Fang and Yuan Liu, mathematics will head off to post-doctoral opportunities at some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, including Georgia Tech, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley, Texas A&M University and the University of Michigan. Their success, in a field that has historically presented institutional challenges for women, says something important about the environment for female students in the Department of Mathematics at UW-Madison. 



Four faculty honored with Van Vleck Prizes

Every four years the UW-Madison Mathematics Department awards Van Vleck Prizes to faculty members on the basis of excellence in research and promise of significant future achievement.  The prizes are funded by the Van Vleck Professorship Fund.   The four winners of the 2019 Van Vleck Prizes are...

  • George Craciun
  • Jordan Ellenberg
  • Laurentiu Maxim
  • Benedek Valko

Math Academic Staff Honored for Career Achievement

Soledad Benguria-Andrews and Sara Nagreen were honored for career achievement and excellence by the College of Letters and Science on May 8, 2019.  Soledad won a 2019 Early Career award for her work with redefining the Calculus sequence; this impacts thousands of students each year!  Sara won a Mid-Career Award for her impact on service, including several committees for recognition, climate, IT, communications, and information security.


Math Department Awards Ceremony 5/1

911 Van Vleck


Qin Li Awarded Vilas Early Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Qin Li has been awarded an Vilas Early Investigator Award. The award is meant to recognize research and teaching excellence in faculty who are relatively early in their careers. These awards not only provide very generous research funding to those who receive them, but they are among the most prestigious awards granted by the university.  

Congratulations Qin!


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