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.

Recent Department News

2015 Cris Negron Named NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
March 2015: Cris Negron has received a Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Already the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Cris has been working on noncommutative algebra and noncommutative algebraic geometry under the supervision of James Zhang. He will continue his research next year at Louisiana State University, and then as a postdoc at MIT.
Thomas Rothvoss receives Sloan Research Fellowship
February 2015: On February 23rd, the Sloan Foundation announced the winners of its 2015 Sloan Research Fellows in a full-page ad in the New York Times. Among the recipients is Thomas Rothvoss, who joined the department in January 2014 as an assistant professor. Thomnas works in discrete optimization, linear/integer programming, and theoretical computer science. As of January 2015, he holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Albert Nijenhuis (1926-2015)
February 2015: Affiliate faculty member Albert Nijenhuis died on Friday, February 13. He was born on November 21, 1926, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. During World War II, he studied mathematics on his own, continuing his studies afterwards at the University of Amsterdam and receiving his PhD in 1952. Following appointments at Princeton, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Chicago, Albert came to the University of Washington as an assistant professor, staying until 1963, by which time he was a professor. During his years on the faculty, Albert spoke at the International Congress of Mathematicians (1958, Edinburgh) and was a Guggenheim Fellow. In 1963, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania. Upon retirement in 1987, Albert returned to his beloved Seattle and became an affiliate professor in the department, where we were fortunate to benefit from his warm presence for many years.

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