University of Washington
Department of Mathematics
Seattle, Washington 98195-4350
Office: C-335 Padelford Hall
Phone: (206) 543-4386
Fax: (206) 543-0397
The photo was taken at Ticlio Pass, Peru. The
sign says ``Highest railway point in the world: 4818 meters, 15806 feet.'' NOTE:
On July 1, 2006 Peru lost its first place position when China opened a railway
connection between Golmud and Lhasa that crosses a
mountain pass at 5072 meters (16644 feet).
NOTE: If you've landed here by mistake and are looking for Ann Hibner
Koblitz, then click onto her name to get the Professor Koblitz you really
want. Her blog "Sex, Abortion, and Contraception" can be found here; it is a supplement to her third
book, titled Sex and Herbs and Birth
Control: Women and Fertility Regulation Through the Ages. Her wikipedia page is here.
for Calderwood Seminar Students – Winter 2021: syllabus
Early Fall Start: I teach an intensive 4-week 5-credit course for incoming students at U.W.
Codes and Online Security".
Declining the invitation to be an "AMS Fellow" -- September 2012 Letter to the AMS Notices
See also David Eisenbud's excellent analysis.
Branch campuses abroad -- December 2011 letter to The
Chronicle of Higher Education
My reply to a request from BBC/Vietnamese for comments about the Vietnam
Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM) -- in English
my interview with Fields medalist and VIASM director Ngo Bao
Chau can be found here.
Vietnam Trip Report -- March 2010
Higher Education Controversy in Vietnam
Anti-Vietnam bias in The New York Review of Books
English translation of Grothendieck's
report on his 1967 visit to Vietnam
- Women's Emancipation Medal of the Vietnam Women's
- Honored Faculty Award, Minority Science and Engineering
Program (UW College of Engineering), 1996
- Honorary Doctorate, Vietnam Academy of Science and
Award for Excellence in Mathematics, 2009
- President's Friendship Medal of the Government of
- Socio de Honor (Honorary Member), Sociedad
Cubana de Matemática
y Computación, 2019
Systems Security Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2019
- Eduard Rhein Foundation Technology Award, 2020; in
- Levchin Prize in Real World Cryptography, 2021.
(website designed by Alfred Menezes)
Ann and I in our
61-acre forest that we are donating to the City of Bellingham. It’s in
the Lake Whatcom watershed about 70 miles north of Seattle.