Three professors in the Department of Mathematics have been named recipients of Simons Foundation Fellowships. Dima Arinkin, Jordan Ellenberg and Sebastien Roch are among 40 outstanding mathematicians awarded fellowships, along with 12 theoretical physicists.
Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as the 2018-2020 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar. Gernsbacher received the award for her achievements in research, teaching, service and leadership.
"Fueling Discovery" is a joint effort of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Wisconsin State Journal featuring faculty members wiring about their work in their own words. The effort was financed through sponsorships and gifts from alumni and friends.
When I talk to senior scientists, many view harassment as an injustice that happens somewhere else, not in their field or at their institution. But data suggest that the problem is ubiquitous. In separate surveys of tens of thousands of university students across Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, upwards of 40% of respondents say that they have experienced sexual harassment.
Professor Katherine Cramer from the Department of Political Science writes about her research, which seeks to understand why people hold the political opinions they do.
Professor Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen from the Department of History writes about her research, which seeks to understand American intellectual history.
Professor Bilge Mutlu from the Department of Computer Sciences writes about his research on how human beings interact with computers and robots.
Professor Daniel Vimont from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences writes about his research on climate change, interactions between weather and climate and global and regional impacts of climate change.
Professor Patricia Devine from the Department of Psychology writes about her research, which focuses on how people manage challenges associated with prejudice in society.