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Faculty Milliman Lectures Math Research Library Web Resources Information for Students Graduate Program Undergraduate Program Math Club Secondary Math Teaching Endorsement Time Schedule Academic Calendar Office Hours Current Course Web Pages Math Study Center Student Employment Opportunities Math Tutor List SIMUW Summer Research Opportunities Local Information Departmental Wiki Pages Computing Orientation Math Department Users Only Recent Department News AMS Fellows Named November 2012 The American Mathematical Society has recently launched the AMS Fellows program Included in the inaugural class of AMS Fellows are 17 mathematicians 11 professors and 6 emeritus professors from the UW Math Department Sara Billey Chris Burdzy Ioana Dumitriu Jerry Folland Ramesh Gangolli Robin Graham Ralph Greenberg Branko Gr nbaum Doug Lind Ernie Michael Steve Mitchell Isaac Namioka Bob Phelps Boris Solomyak Rekha Thomas Gunther Uhlmann and James Zhang Information about the AMS Fellows program and a complete list of the inaugural class may be found here Jim Morrow wins AWM Humphreys Award August 2012 Jim Morrow is the recipient of the Association for Women in Mathematics AWM 2013 Gweneth Humphreys Award The award is given annually to a mathematics professor who has encouraged female graduate students to pursue mathematical careers and or the study of mathematics

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or in the business world Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Seminar Seminar Webpage MATH 498 B offered Winter and Spring Quarters Thursday 12 30 1 50 1 Credit Why should you consider enrolling in this seminar Have you ever wondered what opportunities in academia and industry are available to those with a mathematical sciences degrees Are you interested in learning more about a variety of research areas from speakers who will gear

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are supported by numerous teaching assistantships and fellowships including several Sloan Foundation fellowships awarded in recent years Visits by distinguished mathematicians from all over the world are supported by the Milliman Fund a University of Washington Mathematics Department endowment Students and faculty have their offices in Padelford Hall overlooking Lake Washington with a view of Mount Rainier to the south The mathematics lounge where afternoon tea is served daily makes

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and Jane Hung have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships given annually to foster and encourage excellence in science mathematics and engineering Mark and Jane are both double majors Mark is also a Computer Science major and Jane is also a Physics major More information about this prestigious scholarship and the nationwide list of 2011 awardees can be found here Krzysztof Burdzy to serve as editor of Annals of Probability March 2011 Krzysztof Burdzy has been selected to serve as the editor of Annals of Probability one of the two leading journals in the field Burdzy s term as editor which begins in January 2012 will last three years Gunther Uhlmann to deliver Einstein Lecture February 2011 Gunther Uhlmann has been selected to present the 6th annual American Mathematical Society Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics on March 17 2012 The lectures began in 2005 to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Einstein s annus mirabilis The year 1905 marked the publication by Albert Einstein in Germany of three fundamental papers that changed the course of twentieth century physics For further information from the AMS including a list of previous Einstein lecturers see the AMS website Max Lieblich receives NSF CAREER grant January 2011 The National Science Foundation NSF has awarded a CAREER grant to Max Lieblich The NSF awards these prestigious grants to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher scholars through outstanding research excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations Lieblich will use the grant to fund mathematics outreach in the Pacific Northwest a conference for new PhDs and research done by himself and graduate students on the Brauer group in formal and algebraic geometry Gracie Ingermanson awarded UW Sophomore Medal January 2011 Mathematics major Gracie Ingermanson has been awarded the UW Sophomore Medal The University of Washington awards this medal to the outstanding junior based on his or her academic record for the previous academic year See here for more information on Gracie and the other medalists Gunther Uhlmann receives AMS Bôcher Prize January 2011 Gunther Uhlmann was awarded the Bôcher Prize by the American Mathematical Society for his fundamental work on inverse problems and in particular for the solution to the Calderón problem in the papers The Calderón problem with partial data with Carlos E Kenig and Johannes Sjöstrand Annals of Math 2 165 2007 no 2 567 591 and The Calderón problem with partial data in two dimensions with Oleg Yu Imanuvilov and Masahiro Yamamoto J Amer Math Soc 23 2010 no 3 655 691 The prize also recognizes Uhlmann s incisive work on boundary rigidity with L Pestov and with P Stefanov and on nonuniqueness also known as cloaking with A Greenleaf Y Kurylev and M Lassas Nate Bottman awarded 2010 Dean s Medal and NSF Graduate Fellowship May 2010 Nate Bottman who will graduate next month with undergraduate degrees in both Mathematics and Russian has added two more honors to his list of accolades From within the UW Nate was awarded the 2010 Dean s Medal from the College of Arts Sciences Nate is the seventh Mathematics major since 2002 to achieve this distinction From outside the UW Nate receives a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship which he will use to pursue a PhD in Mathematics at M I T Genia Vogman awarded Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship May 2010 Congratulations to Genia Vogman the recipient of a prestigious Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship Genia will use the fellowship to pursue a PhD at the University of California Berkeley 2010 Math Department Undergraduate Awards May 2010 Outstanding undergraduate Mathematics and ACMS majors were honored with awards given at the annual Honors Luncheon on May 27th In addition to an award stipend each student was given a book reflecting their mathematical interests A full list of this year s awardees and their accompanying books may be found here UW student team Outstanding Winner in Mathematical Contest in Modeling April 2010 A team of UW undergraduates has been declared Outstanding Winner in the 2010 MCM putting them in the top nine out of 2 254 participating teams The team consists of Mark Bun Jerry Li and Ian Zemke Mark is a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science Jerry is in the Early Entrance Program and Ian is a Mathematics major They are the eighth team from the UW to win this distinction in nine years As in previous years Jim Morrow was the faculty advisor See here for complete MCM results and this University Week article Mathematics faculty honored April 2010 Congratulations to Gunther Uhlmann on his election as SIAM Fellow and to Neal Koblitz on being awarded an honorary doctorate by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology Will Johnson earns Putnam Fellowship March 2010 Will Johnson has earned a Putnam Fellowship after placing in the top five among 4 036 participants in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition No other UW student has achieved this honor since the competition s inception in 1938 Will is a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science In addition to Will four UW students Nate Bottman Steven Rutherford Song Yisong Keyun Tong placed in the top 500 in the competition For more information see this link the articles in University Week Seattle Times and The Daily and the editorial in the Seattle Times In honor of Paul Tseng February 2010 Our colleague Professor Paul Tseng went missing on a kayaking trip on August 13 2009 Conferences are being planned in his honor to take place both in Seattle and Shanghai See this page for more information Sloan Research Fellowship awarded to Max Lieblich February 2010 Max Lieblich has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship The fellowship awarded by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation seeks to stimulate fundamental research by early career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise For more information see this article in University Week NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships February 2010 Jim Gill and Catherine Williams have been awarded NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships Gill who joined the department upon completing his PhD at Washington University in St Louis in 2009 plans to use the fellowship to continue his work here for another three years Williams completed her PhD in our department in 2008 under the supervision of Dan Pollack She has since been at Stanford as a Samelson Fellow and plans to use her NSF Postdoc at Columbia Julia Pevtsova awarded NSF CAREER grant January 2010 Julia Pevtsova has received a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation NSF The NSF awards these prestigious grants to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher scholars through outstanding research excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations Some of the ways Pevtsova will use the CAREER grant include developing new connections between representation theory and algebraic geometry advancing understanding of geometric and homological properties of representations of algebras and expanding her outreach efforts Mark Bun and Will Johnson awarded UW Sophomore and Junior Medals January 2010 Mark Bun and Will Johnson have been awarded the UW s Sophomore and Junior Medals The University of Washington awards these medals to the junior and senior having the highest scholastic standing for the first two and three years of coursework respectively Mark is a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science Will already a Computer Science major recently declared as a Mathematics major as well Mark Will and the Freshman Medalist each credit Mathematics faculty as significant influences Read more in this University Week article Finding solutions to thousand year old problem November 2009 Graduate student Robert Bradshaw is part of an international group of mathematicians who have resolved the first one trillion cases of a thousand year old mathematics problem Which whole numbers can be the area of a right angled triangle whose sides are whole numbers or fractions See the Unversity Week article and American Institute of Mathematics press release for further details Ralph Greenberg and Tatiana Toro invited speakers at ICM 2010 October 2009 UW Math faculty members Ralph Greenberg and Tatiana Toro have been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians to be held in Hyderabad in August 2010 A full list of the invited plenary and sectional speakers is available here Ioana Dumitriu awarded NSF CAREER grant June 2009 Ioana Dumitriu has received a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation NSF The NSF awards these prestigious grants to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher scholars through outstanding research excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations 2009 Math Department Undergraduate Awards June 2009 Outstanding undergraduate Mathematics and ACMS majors were honored with awards given at the annual Honors Luncheon on May 28th In addition to an award stipend each student was given a book reflecting their mathematical interests A full list of this year s awardees and their accompanying books may be found here Department receives Research Training Grant from NSF May 2009 The Department has been awarded a Research Training Grant in Partial Differential Equations Inverse Problems by the National Science Foundation The award will in particular support the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows Gunther Uhlmann Robin Graham Jim Morrow Hart Smith and Tatiana Toro are the Principal Investigators of the RTG Neal Koblitz wins prize for Excellence April 2009 Neal Koblitz was awarded a 2009 prize for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics by an international group of security experts for his work in cryptography The award was given at the 2009 RSA Conference in San Diego See this University Week article for more information about Koblitz s work Gunther Uhlmann named Fellow of American Academy of Arts Sciences April 2009 Gunther Uhlmann was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences alongside 210 other leaders in the sciences humanities arts business and public affairs Uhlmann works on inverse problems problems in which one attempts to determine the internal parameters of a medium by making measurements at the boundary or at the exterior of the medium Another recent area of interest has been cloaking which deals with the question of how to make objects invisible to electromagnetic waves sound waves and other types of waves an overview of this work can be found at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics website Undergraduates excel in Putnam mathematical competition April 2009 UW undergraduate students performance in last Autumn s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition are the best in recent memory with students competing in both team and individual competitions Out of 405 participating teams from the United States and Canada the UW s team which consisted of Nate Bottman William Johnson and Igor Tolkov scored 15th Eight UW students participated in the individual competition with the top scores three going to William Johnson who placed 6th among 3 627 participants Nate Bottman and Keyun Tong Assistant Professors Ioana Dumitriu and Julia Pevtsova coached the teams Further information can be found in this article in University Week and the Putnam website From left to right Ioana Dumitriu coach Michael Rutherford Igor Tolkov William Johnson Nate Bottman Julia Pevtsova coach and Ben Heyes Photo by Kathy Sauber Math 381 students help community partners solve problems March 2009 How do you optimize production and maximize profits with limited space while providing as many work hours as possible to employees That was the challenge presented to a group of students in Math 381 Discrete Mathematical Modeling a class offered by the UW Department of Mathematics The students learned how to use mathematical modeling to solve real world problems Read the full College of Arts Sciences story here Chad Klumb awarded UW Sophomore Medal February 2009 Mathematics major Chad Klumb has been awarded the UW s Sophomore Medal Chad is now a two time UW medalist having won the Freshman Medal last year The University of Washington awards the Freshman Medal to the sophomore having the highest scholastic standing for the first year of his or her course and the Sophomore Medal to the junior having the highest scholastic standing for the first two years of his or her course Jeff Eaton awarded Dean s Medal for 2008 June 2008 The College of Arts Sciences has named Jeff Eaton a Dean s Medalist for 2008 Jeff joins Kathy Temple 1999 Thomas Carlson 2002 Jeff Giansiracusa 2003 Terri Moore 2004 Eliana Hechter 2006 and Nick Reichert 2007 in a distinguished line of seven Mathematics majors who have received the Dean s Medal in the last ten years Jeff will graduate from UW with Bachelor s Degrees in both Mathematics and Sociology a Master s Degree in Statistics and a minor in Music After graduation he plans to pursue a PhD at Imperial College London as a Marshall Scholar 2008 Mathematics Honors Luncheon May 2008 The annual Mathematics Honors Luncheon was held at the UW Club on May 20th to recognize outstanding undergraduate Mathematics and ACMS majors In addition to their award each student was given a book reflecting their mathematical interests A full list of this year s awardees and their accompanying books may be found here Mathematics students honored as UW medalists April 2008 Mathematics students Chad Klumb and Ting You Wang have been awarded the UW s Freshman Medal and Junior Medal respectively These medals are awarded to students who have had the strongest academic record in their class for the previous year For further details see this article in University Week Nate Bottman wins Goldwater Scholarship April 2008 Nate Bottman has been awarded a 2008 Goldwater Scholarship This is but the latest in a series of honors Nate has earned Information about the scholarship and a list of the 2008 scholars may be found here Ginger Warfield wins 2008 PIMS Education Prize April 2008 Ginger Warfield has been awarded the 2008 PIMS Education Prize This award is given yearly to a member of the PIMS community who has made a significant contribution to education in the mathematical sciences Further information about PIMS and the Education Prize may be found here Chris Hoffman awarded AMS Centennial Fellowship March 2008 Chris Hoffman was awarded an American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowship The primary selection criterion for the fellowship is the excellence of the candidate s research For more information and a list of past awardees see this link Jim Morrow receives 2008 Haimo Award from MAA January 2008 Jim Morrow has received the 2008 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America Click here to read the award citation and Morrow s response Click here for a University Week profile of Jim Morrow SAGE wins prize in international software competition December 2007 The open source software SAGE based in our department and led by William Stein has won first prize in the scientific software category of the 2007 Trophées du Libre Further information can be found in an article by David Joyner and William Stein on the significance of open source software for mathematics a UW news release and the UW Daily article Jeff Eaton awarded Marshall Scholarship November 2007 Jeff Eaton has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College in London For his PhD he plans to develop mathematical models to understand the spread of infectious disease epidemics such as the HIV epidemic in sub Saharan Africa Jeff entered the UW through the Academy for Young Scholars at age 16 His freshman year he was named the outstanding student in the Math 134 5 6 Honors Calculus course He has participated in the Department s summer REU program participated twice in the Mathematical Modeling Contest and has been a facilitator the Math Fair program the Department runs at local elementary schools He was a Gates Fellow during 2006 07 and spent the academic year working at a Demographic Surveillance Site in South Africa Jeff plans to graduate in June 2008 with Bachelor s Degrees in Mathematics and Sociology a Master s Degree in Statistics and a minor in Music See the UW Daily article for further information Nate Bottman adds Davidson Fellowship to his awards August 2007 Nate Bottman has been named a Davidson Fellow Other awards received by Nate during the past year include the UW Freshman Medal an Outstanding Winner designation at the 2007 Mathematical Contest in Modeling as a member of a UW team and a Math in Moscow Award from the American Mathematical Society Here s a recent Seattle Post Intelligencer article about Nate Zhenqing Chen elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics August 2007 Zhenqing Chen was named Fellow of the IMS in recognition of his research on the Dirichlet form approach to Markov processes reflected Brownian motion and stable processes See the IMS press release for additional information Victor Klee 1925 2007 August 2007 Vic Klee passed away on August 17 2007 in Lakewood Ohio Klee was a distinguished member of our department for nearly 54 years He will be sorely missed See this page for more information Ioana Dumitriu wins Leslie Fox Prize June 2007 Ioana Dumitriu has won the 2007 Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis Information on this biennial competition the prize and past winners may be found here Nick Reichert awarded Dean s Medal in the Natural Sciences for 2007 May 2007 The College of Arts Sciences has named Nick Reichert the Dean s Medalist in the Natural Sciences for 2007 Nick joins Kathy Temple 1999 Thomas Carlson 2002 Jeff Giansiracusa 2003 Terri Moore 2004 and Eliana Hechter 2006 in a distinguished line of six Mathematics majors who have received the Dean s Medal in the last nine years After graduating from UW with simultaneous Bachelor s and Master s degrees Nick will attend the mathematics PhD program at Princeton University With two wins in 2007 UW Math has seven MCM

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October 5 UW PIMS Mathematics Colloquium Topology of Random Flag Complexes Matthew Kahle Ohio State University 2 30pm Sieg 225 Back to top Week of October 8 12 Monday October 8 Probability Seminar Perturbation by Non local Operators Zhen Qing Chen University of Washington 2 30pm Loew 116 Tuesday October 9 Inverse Problems Seminar Hybrid Inverse Problems Jie Chen University of Washington 10 00am Padelford C 401 Wednesday October 10 Combinatorics Seminar The Polynomial Hirsch Conjecture is True for Flag Complexes Bruno Benedetti Royal Institute of Technology KTH 4 00pm Padelford C 401 Thursday October 11 Friday October 12 Back to top Week of October 15 19 Monday October 15 Tuesday October 16 Wednesday October 17 Special Algebra Combinatorics Differential Geometry PDE Joint Seminar Schubert Varieties as Variations of Hodge Structure Colleen Robles Texas A M 3 50pm Padelford C 36 Thursday October 18 Friday October 19 Back to top Week of October 22 26 Monday October 22 Tuesday October 23 Wednesday October 24 Combinatorics Seminar To be announced Steve Klee Seattle University 4 00pm Padelford C 401 Thursday October 25 Algebra Algebraic Geometry Seminar To be announced Nicol s Andruskiewitsch Cordoba 2 30pm Padelford C 36 Friday October 26 Back to top Week of Oct 29 Nov 2 Monday October 29 Tuesday October 30 Wednesday October 31 Thursday November 1 Friday November 2 Back to top Week of November 5 9 Monday November 5 Tuesday November 6 Wednesday November 7 Combinatorics Seminar Critical Groups of Graphs with Reflective Symmetry Andrew Berget University of Washington 4 00pm Padelford C 401 Thursday November 8 Friday November 9 Back to top Week of November 12 16 Monday November 12 Veterans Day Tuesday November 13 Wednesday November 14 Combinatorics Seminar Maximal Supports and Schur positivity Among Connected Skew Shapes Stephanie van Willigenburg University

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malti a t math washington edu Office Assistant Chris Bonneu chrisb49 a t math washington edu Degree Programs Graduate Admissions Director Dan Pollack grads a t math washington edu Graduate Program Director Doug Lind mathgpc a t math washington edu Undergraduate Program Director Dave Collingwood colling a t math washington edu Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences Program Director Tom Duchamp duchamp a t math washington edu Student Services Office C

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Contact information Photo gallery Administrative staff Staff directory Photo gallery Undergraduate Students Mathematics Majors ACMS Majors Comprehensive list Al l members of the department Office hours Office hours for all instructors Awards Recent Faculty Awards Recent Student Awards HOME DEPARTMENT NEWS PEOPLE EVENTS AND TALKS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATE PROGRAM RESEARCH VIGRE K 12 GENERAL INFORMATION UNIVERSITY LINKS SEARCH U of W Website Terms of Conditions and Use U of W

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which we remake our programs and provide our students with opportunities that government research grants will not support That is to say while state funds will continue to support our core mission of education and our research grants will support our ongoing scientific research programs private support allows us to make changes that range from important enhancements in existing programs invest in our key personnel and to pursue high gain

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