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Lilia Chebbi
April 20, 2023
UW Math undergrad, Lilia Chebbi, is among the Husky 100, an honor given to 100 undergraduate and graduate students from all three UW campuses who are actively involved in applying what they learn to make a difference on campus, as well as, in their communities. Speaking on her experience at UW, Chebbi says "Throughout my time at the UW, I combined mathematical and technical studies with Interdisciplinary Honors to fulfill my... Read more
Jan Buzek
April 10, 2023
Jan Buzek and Nuria Alina Chandra are among this year's Goldwater... Read more
Jarod Alper
March 7, 2023
Congratulations to Jarod Alper who was named a 2023 Simons Fellow in Mathematics! The fellowships are part of the New York-based Simons Foundation’s efforts to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science. Simons Fellows programs provide funds to faculty to extend their sabbaticals for up to a semester. Previous departmental... Read more
Jonathan Zhu
February 15, 2023
Jonathan Zhu has been awarded a 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship. His research explores the theory and geometry of surfaces governed by their curvature, and how these surfaces interact with the space around them. Mathematical notions of curvature form the language by which many natural phenomena are described, cell membranes, soap films, and the structure of spacetime via general relativity. "Mathematics, and especially geometry, is all around us. By carefully studying seemingly everyday... Read more
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy
February 6, 2023
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy and Damek Davis (Cornell) are this year's co-recipients of the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Best Paper Prize (SIAG/OPT Best Paper Prize) for their paper "Stochastic model-based minimization of weakly convex functions." This prize is awarded every... Read more
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January 31, 2023
Math Day will return to the UW Seattle campus on March 20, 2023. Over a thousand teachers and high school students from across the state are invited to uncover the exciting, practical and rewarding world of mathematics. Over the years this largely volunteer led event has grown in popularity and often fills up quickly! To learn more about Math Day, please visit their... Read more
Z. W. Birnbaum
January 25, 2023
Written by Albert W. Marshall, Ronald Pyke, and Samuel C. Saunders Z. W. (Bill) Birnbaum, Professor Emeritus of mathematics and statistics at the University of Washington, passed away at his home in Seattle on December 15, 2000 at the age of 97. He is survived by his wife, Hilde, their children, Ann and Richard, and their grandson, Eli. Zygmund William Birnbaum was born in Lwów, Austria-Hungary on October 18, 1903 to parents Isaac and Lina Birnbaum. He attended grade and high schools (gymnasium... Read more
Danny Shi
January 20, 2023
Danny Shi joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2023. Danny works in algebraic topology. He received his SB in Mathematics from MIT and PhD from Harvard under the supervision of Prof. Mike Hopkins. He was an L.E. Dickson instructor at the University of Chicago before coming to Seattle. Jonathan Zhu joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2023. Previously he was an NSF Postdoc at Princeton University, Research... Read more