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... RTG Outreach Find an Expert Math Circles Math Club Talent Search Wisconsin Mentorship Program for Women in Mathematics and Science Private Tutors Directed Reading Program News Alumni Giving Newsletters Update Your Alumni Record Welcome to UW Department of Mathematics We are devoted to research and teaching and want to spread our excitement about mathematics to the rest of the world Melanie Matchett Wood Featured on Public Radio The Algebraic Revolution Solving for Chocolate Art Evans featured by Live Science Yahoo Calculus Course Packets are now for sale Slemrod Makes A Splash in Fluid Dynamics Previous Pause Next Upcoming Events Mon Nov 30 1 20 PM Cluster Algebra Reading Seminar 120 Ingraham Hall Speaker Information Mon Nov 30 2 25 PM Combinatorics Seminar Rafael Cantuba De La Salle U Manila 120 Ingraham Hall Speaker Information Mon Nov 30 3 30 PM PDE Geometric Analysis Seminar Qin Li Madison 901 Van Vleck Hall Speaker Information More Info Add an event Seminars Information Page Melanie Wood Awarded Packard Fellowship Melanie Matchett Wood has been awarded a Packard Fellowship 2015 This is a highly prestigious and extremely competitive award given to all sciences math and engineering To put it in context only 20 awards have gone to mathematicians since its beginning 25 years ago and only twice before to someone in our department 15 to UW Madison This is a tremendous achievement congratulations Melanie It is fantastic and very well deserved Read more about Melanie Wood Awarded Packard Fellowship The Algebraic Revolution Solving for Chocolate Nigel Boston was featured alongside Rob Nowak from WID on how algebra is being applied to countless problems such as how Netflix uses algebra to help identify suggestions that a user might enjoy The idea of algebra is very clean Communications coding theory and cryptography use a lot of...