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 full-time 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

M. Scott Osborne (1946-2014)
July 2014: Long-time faculty member Scott Osborne died on Friday, July 4. He was born on September 2, 1946, in Rupert, Idaho, and attended the University of Washington, receiving a BS in physics in 1968. Scott continued his studies at Yale, receiving a PhD in mathematics in 1972 under the supervision of Robert Langlands. Next came a one-year visiting assistant professorship at the University of Michigan and two years at the University of Chicago as an L.E. Dickson Instructor.

Scott joined the University of Washington as an assistant professor in 1975, moving on to be an associate professor and professor before retiring in 2012 and becoming professor emeritus. Well known to students for his teaching in a range of core undergraduate and graduate courses, Scott published two textbooks in Springer's Graduate Texts in Mathematics series, Basic Homological Algebra and, just this year, Locally Convex Spaces. His final paper is due to appear in the October issue of the American Mathematical Monthly.
Austin Roberts honored at FPSAC 2014
July 2014: Austin Roberts shared the award for best student paper at the 26th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2014) held at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. These awards recognize the depth of the papers' results as well as the clarity of the recipients' presentations.
Sándor Kovács named a 2014 Simons Fellow
June 2014: The Simons Foundation has announced that Sándor Kovács is one of the 2014 Simons Fellows in Mathematics. The fellowship program, which began in 2012, is designed to provide awardees with additional sabbatical funding in order to "increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation." Tatiana Toro was one of the inaugural fellows two years ago, with Hart Smith and Gunther Uhlmann joining her last year.
Reid Dale named A&S Dean's Medalist in Natural Sciences
May 2014: Reid Dale has been named one of the four 2014 recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's Medal, presented annually to an outstanding student in each of the College's four divisions. He is also the recipient of an NSF graduate fellowship, which he will use to pursue a PhD in mathematics at UC Berkeley. Reid already has a head start, having just visited Berkeley for a semester to pursue several research projects under the supervision of Professor Thomas Scanlon. He is the eleventh math major to receive the Dean's Medal in the past thirteen years.

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