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. 

Mathematics Department News 

New Faculty Arrival
January 2014: Thomas Rothvoss joined our department this year as an Assistant Professor after holding a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT and EFPL, Lausanne, where he also received his PhD under the supervison of Friedrich Eisenbrand. Rothvoss' primary research interests include linear and integer programming, approximation algorithms, geometry and combinatorics. Tatiana Toro featured in the Simons Foundation 2012 annual report November 2013: An article highlighting Tatiana Toro's research was recently featured in the 2012 Annual Report from the Simons Foundation. Toro was named a 2012 Simons Fellow in Mathematics for her research on geometric measure theory and its relation to variational problems that yield a partial differential equation and an associated free boundary. Zhenqing Chen named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society November 2013: Zhenqing Chen is one of fifty mathematical scientists from around the world to be included in the 2014 class of AMS Fellows. This program, which is now in its second year, recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. One goal of the program is to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence. Gunther Uhlmann gives talk at the Banff Centre September 2013: While attending and serving as coorganizer of a conference on Geometry and Inverse Problems at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) this month, Gunther Uhlmann gave a public lecture on Harry Potter's Cloak. The talk, part of the Banff Centre's Leading Ideas Speaker Series, focused on the science behind the invisibility cloak worn by the title character of the Harry Potter novels. An article on the talk also appeared in the Banff Centre blog. 