Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, Edward Nelson, died peacefully at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, with his wife, Sarah, at his side.
Drop/Add/Course Swap Procedures For Fall 2014
If there is space in the course you want, you can make your changes in SCORE without special math department permission.
LeeAnn Coleman, the undergraduate administrator, has moved her office to Fine 315.
Professor Barry Mazur will deliver the Fall 2014 Minerva Lecture Series. Mazur received his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1959 and is currently the Gerhard Gade University Profesor and Senior Fellow at Harvard. Mazur's reserach focuses on number theory, automorphic forms, and algebraic geometry. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and counts the Veblen, Cole and Steele prizes among his many accolades.
This year's lectures will be held on:
Tuesday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m.
and Friday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal for his contributions to number theory!
The Fields Medal is one of mathematics' most prestigious prizes. It is awarded every four years to between two and four mathematicians 40 years old and younger at the International Congress of Mathematicians. This year's congress is being held in Seoul, South Korea, where President Park Geun-hye presented Professor Bhargava with the citation and medal August 13th.
On July 2 the University of Witwatersrand conferred an honorary doctorate to Professor Peter Sarnak. Sarnak is an alumnus of the University of Witwatersrand, and the citation notes his contributions to the development of mathematics in South Africa. For more information and the full citation, click here.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Economics Harold W. Kuhn died peacefully in his sleep on July 2, 2014 in New York City, where he and his wife, Estelle (nee Henkin) lived since 2005. He would have been 89 on July 29th.
On Tuesday, June 24th Professor Emeritus John Conway was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza. The conference and celebration in honor of Professor Conway marked the official opening of the Grigore Moisil Institute. For more information on the award, see the official citation here.
Andrei Pohoata '14 has been cited by the Mathematical Association of America for his work as a grader for the Mathematical Olympiad and for the two problems he submitted for the contest. The citation reads, "A primary purpose of the USAMO is to encourage young people to excellence in problem solving and encourage them to cintinue in mathematics as a career. Mr. Pohoata provides a wonderful role model as a mathematician who continues to be involved."
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