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Former UW Professor Wins AMS Bergman Prize


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.

Link: https://www.ams.org/news?news_id=5845

 

Alumna becomes next President of MAA


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. 

Link: https://www.maa.org/election

Alumna teaches math through knitting


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.”

Link: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2020/01/23/mathematical-knitting-wisconsins-carthage-college-teaches-geometry/4532074002/

Andrei Caldararu receives Vilas Associate Award


Andrei Caldararu has been selected for an appointment as a Vilas Associate.

The Vilas Associates Competition recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the Divisional Research Committees of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education on the basis of a detailed proposal. 

Congratulations, Andrei

Ramanujan bust installed on 9th floor


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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