Sigurd Angenent


My research currently focusses on heat and diffusion equations in differential geometry. Curve Shortening is the simplest nontrivial example of such an equation (the video shows an example of a solution of Curve Shortening). Other examples include Mean Curvature Flow and Ricci Flow.

My other current research interest is in applications of mathematics to biology.

Teaching—enrollment in math 421

In Fall 2019 I will teach math 421, Theory of Single Variable Calculus. To enroll in this class visit your student center in My UW. If there are no open sections put your name on the waitlist. The UW tries to accomodate as many students as possible. The lengths of the wait lists for different courses helps the UW decide where to allocate resources.
Instructors do not control the wait list. For information about the wait list do not send mail to your instructor, but instead write to Math Placement (


Some recent preprints  |  web pages for courses I have recently taught.

Contact information
office 609 van vleck hall
e-mail : angenent at wisc dot ee-dee-you

A picture of myself, a conference I went to, and also one I missed.