The Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington is one of the major research mathematics departments in the United States. It has an excellent research reputation, a strong, demanding program of graduate study in mathematics, and a full range of excellent undergraduate course offerings. The department has approximately 60 faculty with research interests in virtually every area of mathematics. The department has about 100 fulltime students in the graduate program and over 800 undergraduate majors, including 600 in the Mathematics undergraduate program and 200 in the joint ACMS program. 

Recent Department News 

Gunther Uhlmann’s latest work featured in Nature
February 2017: In collaboration with András Vasy at Stanford and Plamen Stefanov at Purdue, Gunther has solved the longstanding open problem of boundary rigidity in Riemannian geometry. They prove for Riemannian manifolds with boundary of dimension 3 or greater (under suitable hypotheses) that knowledge of the restriction to the boundary of the manifold’s distance function determines the distance function overall. Their result is featured in an article in Nature whose title suggests potential applications: Longawaited mathematics proof could help scan Earth's innards. Toro named Chancellor’s Professor at UC Berkeley December 2016: Tatiana Toro will spend the spring at UC Berkeley as the Chancellor’s Visiting Professor in Mathematics while participating at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in their Harmonic Analysis program. Every year, the programs scheduled at MSRI the following year nominate leading mathematicians in the field to be the Chancellor’s Professor, with the Berkeley Math department selecting one for the position. The Chancellor’s Professor serves as a bridge between graduate students in the department and researchers visiting MSRI. As this year’s Chancellor’s Professor, Tatiana will teach a graduate course on recent developments lying at the interface of harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, and geometric measure theory. New AMS Fellows November 2016: Isabella Novik, Julia Pevtsova, and Tatiana Toro are among the sixtyfive mathematicians from around the world who have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society for 2017. This is the fifth year of the program, which recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. Among the goals of the program are to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished because of their contributions to the profession, and to honor excellence. 