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May 26, 2015
The Math Department mourns the deaths of John F. and Alicia Nash

Senior Research Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia died Saturday, May 23, 2015, while returning from the Abel Prize ceremonies in Norway.

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May 22, 2015
Please Join Us for Our Alumni Open House, Friday, May 29 2-3:30 pm

Please join the Mathematics Department for our annual Alumni Open House, Friday, May 29 from 2-3:30 pm in the Fine Hall common room (3rd floor). Connect with old friends and hear about some of the current research being done by Math faculty and students.

Refreshments will be served.

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May 22, 2015
The Spring 2015 Issue of Fine Letters is Now Available

This has been an exciting year in the Mathematics Department. Read about recent awards, our new faculty and staff, and the myriad succesful events we hosted throught the year in the Spring newsletter. Click here to view this year's issue!


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May 13, 2015
Professor Manjul Bhargava awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Republic of India

This award is for distinguished service of high order. It was presented by President Pranab Mukherjee on April 8, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Presidential Residence, in New Delhi, India.

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May 11, 2015
Professor Yakov Sinai Elected Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa of Tel Aviv University

This degree is conferred “in recognition of [his] illustrious career as one of the most prominent mathematicians of our time [and his] crucial research over the past 50 years on dynamical systems, mathematical and statistical physics, probability theory, [and] mathematical fluid dynamics.”


The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held on May 14, 2015.

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April 29, 2015
Women and Mathematics - Princeton Day will be Monday, May 18

The mathematics department will host the Princeton day of this year's Women and Mathematics program on Monday, May 18. Since 1994 the Princeton mathematics department and the Institute for Advanced Study have hosted the Women and Mathematics program. The program brings graduate and undergraduate women together with leading researchers for an 11-day intensive mentoring program.

10:00 a.m., Fine 314:
"A connection between representation theory and Severi degrees"
Yaim Cooper *13
Lecturer, Harvard University

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April 28, 2015
The Annual Department Recital will be Thursday, April 30, 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Taplin Auditorium
Reception to follow in the Common Room

Performances by our very own:
Adrian Banner*02 (piano) & Alex Kontorovich’02 (clarinet/saxophone)
Matthew de Courcy-Ireland, GS3 (piano)
Billy Fang'15 (piano)
Yuchen Liu, GS2 (classical guitar)
Nikita Lvov, GS2 (piano)
Mark McConnell, lecturer (baritone) & Ryan Peckner*15 (piano)
Ryan Peckner*15 (piano)
Florian Sprung, instructor (bandoneón)
Junho Peter Whang, GS2 (piano)
Don’t miss it! Family and friends invited!


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April 23, 2015
Yuval Wigderson '16 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Mathematics major Yuval Wigderson '16 has been awarded a 2015 Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

The Foundation was established by the United States Congress in 1986 in honor of Senator Barry Goldwater to "provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers..." This year 260 scholarship were awarded out of a pool 1,206 applicants.

Congratulations, Yuval!

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April 14, 2015
Celebrating the work of Prof. Edward Nelson (1932-2014), April 22, 2015

12:15 - 1:15 (Fine Hall Common Room, 3rd fl.)
"Ed Nelson's Work in Analysis, Especially Related to Quantum Field Theory"
Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology

4:30 - 5:30 pm (Fine Hall 314)
"Questioning the Infinite"
Greg Lawler, University of Chicago
"Ed Nelson's stochatic mechanics"
Eric Carlen, Rutgers University

Presentations moderated by Simon Kochen.
Reminiscences will be held in the Common Room after the talks.

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April 6, 2015
Sophomore Open House, Thursday, April 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This year's Sophomore Open House will be held this Thursday, April 9, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Fine Hall Common Room.

  • Meet faculty members and instructors
  • Learn more about the Mathematics Department
  • Talk with math majors -- discover what the undergraduate math expereience is all about

Information for prospective math majors can be found on our website:

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