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Bracketology 101: What McLay reads in the seeds

March 17, 2015

Will a No. 5 seed lose to a No. 12? Will No. 1 seed Wisconsin make it all the way to the Final Four for the second year in a row? One could guess the answers to these key questions before March Madness begins in earnest, but there are much better ways to fill out NCAA brackets, according to UW–Madison’s resident bracketologist, Laura McLay, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering.

Swimming through complex bodily fluids gets simpler

August 15, 2013

It's an uncomfortable truth of life that our bodily fluids are chock full of microscopic swimming organisms - maybe even more uncomfortable to researchers that those little swimmers do laps faster than the theories describing their motion would allow.

Math professor to join author and actress on ‘TODAY’

August 14, 2013

Jordan Ellenberg, a University of Wisconsin–Madison mathematics professor, is slated to appear Thursday on NBC’s “TODAY” show alongside fellow author Danica McKellar, more widely recognized as the actress who played Winnie Cooper on the sitcom “The Wonder Years” in the 1980s and ’90s.

MathBio looks at ‘best picture’

October 21, 2009

If 2008’s inaugural MathBio Symposium was a big-picture look at collaboration, the focus of this year’s symposium is on the best picture.