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.
Jennifer (Massey) Quinn, (Ph.D., 1993, Brualdi) has been elected as the next President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). She is currently with the University of Washington Tacoma. She was elected president-elect and will begin her term Feb. 1, 2020, and will serve as president during 2021- 2022, and past president in 2023.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features Sara Jensen, a UW–Madison alumna and professor at Carthage College (Ph.D., 2014, Isaacs), who teaches students math through knitting. And we’re not just talking potholders. Someone actually knitted a working Rubik’s cube, Jensen says. “This class is a way for math to be creative.”
Jim Zurlo, son of the late Dick Askey, donated the bust of Srinivasa Ramanujan to the Mathematics Department. It is currently installed in the 911 Lounge.
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