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January 29, 2021
DOCTORATE: Chi-Yu Cheng (advisor: Jarod Alper) | Postdoc at University of Missouri - Columbia Dissertation: Variation of Instability in Invariant Theory Nikolaos Eptaminitakis (Robin Graham & Gunther Uhlmann) | Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue Geodesic X-ray Transform on Asymptotically Hyperbolic Manifolds Graham W. Gordon (Sara Billey) | Mathematics Teacher at Proof School Cycle type factorizations in the... Read more
Zhixu Su
January 29, 2021
Zhixu Su joined the department as an acting assistant professor in Autumn 2020. Before coming to the UW, Zhixu was a senior lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington. She has also taught at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and University of California Irvine. Zhixu received her BS degree in mathematics from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2003 and her doctoral degree at Indiana University in 2009, under the supervision of Jim Davis. Her research interests lie in the area of geometric... Read more
Alexis Franck Drouot
January 25, 2021
Alexis Drouot joined the department as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2020. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley under the supervision of Maciej Zworski. Alexis then held a postdoctoral position at Columbia University. Alexis's current research lies at the interface between partial differential equations and mathematical physics. He strongly enjoys discovering new topics and introducing students to research. Besides mathematics, Alexis loves hiking,... Read more
TK Francis portrait
January 17, 2021
Tam’ra-Kay (TK) Francis, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry, is passionate about creating community. Through ongoing conversations with students of color about their experiences in STEM courses, Francis recognized a need for faculty and staff to become more equity-minded and better understand the importance of creating inclusive labs and classrooms. Francis is passionate about helping students succeed, and studies pedagogies and other interventions in higher education that... Read more
Silvia Ghinassi
January 6, 2021
Silvia Ghinassi received her PhD from Stony Brook University in 2019 under the supervision of Raanan Schul. Her area of research is in geometric measure theory and its interplay with harmonic analysis. She will be working with Tatiana Toro. Giovanni Inchiostro received his PhD from Brown University in 2020 under the supervision of Dan Abramovich. His area of research is in moduli spaces in algebraic geometry. He will be working with Jarod Alper. ... Read more
Gunther Uhlmann
December 9, 2020
Gunther Uhlmann, Walker Family Endowed Professor of Mathematics, was named the recipient of the 2021 George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics. The Birkhoff Prize is awarded every three years by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for outstanding contributions to applied mathematics. The announcement... Read more
Gunther Uhlmann
December 4, 2020
The 2021 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics was awarded to Gunther Uhlmann for his fundamental and insightful contributions to inverse problems and partial differential equations, as well as for his incisive work on boundary rigidity, microlocal analysis and cloaking. Uhlmann’s work is distinguished by its mathematical beauty and relevance to many significant applications, especially in medical imaging, seismic... Read more
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October 19, 2020
The p-adics form an infinite collection of number systems based on prime numbers. They’re at the heart of modern number theory. Bianca Viray, associate professor of mathematics at the UW, is quoted.Featured on Quanta Magazine 
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October 19, 2020
The p-adics form an infinite collection of number systems based on prime numbers. They’re at the heart of modern number theory. Bianca Viray, associate professor of mathematics at the UW, is quoted.Featured on Quanta Magazine 
Mark M. Meerschaert (1955 - 2020)
September 18, 2020
Obituary from MLive.com Mark M. Meerschaert (8/23/1955 - 8/29/2020) Seattle, WA Professor Mark Marvin Meerschaert, 65, originally of Troy, Michigan, died of cancer on August 29, 2020 in his Seattle, WA home, attended by family. Mark graduated from Troy High School in 1973, and earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. He was a prolific researcher, and... Read more

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