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Jiuya Wang wins AWM Dissertation prize

Jiuya Wang (Melanie Wood, Advisor, 2018) has won the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Dissertation Prize. This prize is awarded to three outstanding Ph.D. dissertations presented by female mathematical scientists a year.  Jiuya Wang is currently a Postdoc at Duke.  Her dissertation title was Malle's conjecture for compositum of number fields.   Congratulations Jiuya!

Tonghai Yang named as Fellow of the AMS for 2019

Congratulations to Tonghai Yang, the newest member of our department to be named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2019.  He was named For contributions to the theory of Shimura varieties, L-functions, automorphic forms, and complex multiplication.

The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.


Ellenberg Demonstrated Aaron Rodgers is the Superior QB

Jordan Ellenberg crunched the numbers, and he knows the answer.  The author of "How Not to Be Wrong" and UW-Madison Mathematics Professor was featured on NBC Sports to prove who was superior:  Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady.  Jordan demonstrated how he came to his conclusion that Aaron Rodgers was in fact the better QB.


2nd Annual Emeriti Dinner Held

The Emeriti Affairs Committee (Richard Brualdi, Tom Kurtz, and Paul Rabinowitz) organized the second annual Math Emeriti Dinner on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the University Club. The 32 participants enjoyed a buffet dinner of Vegetarian Strudel, Chicken Piccata, and Salmon, along with accompaniments, and Tiramisu for dessert. There was a lively predinner gathering in the Fireside Room of the University Club before the dinner in the Banquet Room.

Attending this year's event were: Dan Shea and Gail, Yvonne Nagel, Don Passman and Marj, Si Hellerstein and Billie, Arnie Miller and Man-Li, Marshall Osborn and Millie, Don Crowe and Mary, Steve Wainger and Phyllis, Bob Wilson and Elsie, Pat Ahern and Kate, Mike Voichick and Jane, Diane Rivard and John, Seymour Parter and Ruth, Joel Robbin and Ruth, Paul Rabinowitz and Birgit, Tom Kurtz, Richard Brualdi and Mona.

Ex-UW Prof Milewski Quoted on Quantum Experiment Developments

Oil droplets guided by “pilot waves” have failed to reproduce the results of the quantum double-slit experiment, crushing a century-old dream that there exists a single, concrete reality.

Paul Milewski (1995-2011 at UW) was recently quoted regarding the developments.



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