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
program and over 800 undergraduate majors, including 600 in the
Mathematics undergraduate program and 200 in the
Recent Department News
Congratulations to UW Winners of NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships
April 2013: Elliot Paquette and Brent Werness have won NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships. Paquette is a fifth year graduate student, completing his PhD in the spectral theory of random matrices under the direction of Ioana Dumitriu. His NSF postdoc will be spent at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Werness completed his PhD at the University of Chicago before joining our department in 2012. He will remain in the department as an NSF postdoc. His primary fields of interest are Schramm-Loewner Evolutions and related processes.
Jack Lee co-recipient of AMS Bergman Prize
March 2013: Jack Lee and his co-author David Jerison of MIT were jointly awarded the 2012 Stefan Bergman Prize by the American Mathematical Society "for their pioneering works on the CR Yamabe problem, which led to finding canonical metrics in a given conformal class, for strictly pseudo-convex manifolds." Additional information may be found in the Notices of the AMS.
Math students awarded UW Freshman Medal and UW Junior Medal
January 2013: Each year the UW recognizes the top student in the previous year's freshman, junior and sophomore classes as class medalists, and the top graduating senior as the President's Medalist. David Jekel and Eric Lei were recently awarded this year's Freshman Medal and Junior Medal, respectively. David majors in Classics and Math, and Eric in CSE, Econ and Math. Additional information can be found in UW Today. With Eric's and David's awards, Math majors have won 11 (over 40%) of the UW medals awarded during the past six years. Congratulations to Eric, David and all the other outstanding Math students.
AMS Fellows Named
November 2012: The American Mathematical Society has recently launched the AMS Fellows program. Included in the
inaugural class of AMS Fellows are 17 mathematicians (11 professors and 6 emeritus professors) from the UW Math Department: Sara Billey, Chris
Burdzy, Ioana Dumitriu, Jerry Folland, Ramesh Gangolli, Robin Graham, Ralph Greenberg, Branko Grünbaum, Doug Lind, Ernie Michael, Steve Mitchell,
Isaac Namioka, Bob Phelps, Boris Solomyak, Rekha Thomas, Gunther Uhlmann and James Zhang. Information about the AMS Fellows program and a complete
list of the inaugural class may be found here.