Yuliy Sannikov '00, a professor of economics who received is A.B. in mathematics at Princeton, has been awarded the 2016 John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association (AEA). The award recognizes an economist under age 40 who has made significant contributions to the field.
Yuliy Sannikov '00, professor of economics and former math major, receives John Bates Clark Medal in Economics
Professor János Kollár Receives 2016 Nemmers Prize and is Named Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Congratulations to Professor Kollár, who has been awarded the 2016 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize for "his fundamental contributions to algebraic geometry, including the minimal model program and its applications, the theory of rational connectedness and the study of real algebraic varieties." The Nemmers Prizes are awarded every other year by Northwestern University in the fields of Economics, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, and Music.
The results from the 2016 William Lowell Putnam competition are in, and we are proud to announce that Princeton's team of Rodrigo Angelo, Andre Arslan and Eric Schneider came in 3rd place. Individually, Senior Bumsoo Kim finished in the top 6, and Xiaoyu Xu was in the top 16. Andre Arslan and Zhuo Qun Song finished in the top 26, and Arka Adhikari, Rodrigo Angelo, Eric Neyman, Tim Ratigan, Eric Schneider, Mel Shu each received honorable mention.
The Mathematics Department has just been informed of the passing of Professor Emeritus John C. Moore, who died on January 1st at the age of 92. He was considered a leading figure in the areas of homotopy theory and homological algebra.
Join Professor Bhargava *01 (Associate Producer), Devika Bhise (Actress), Matt Brown (Writer & Director), Ed Pressman (Producer), Betsy Rodger '95 (IFC Films), and Tristine Skyler '93 (Executive Producer) for a discussion on the life and work of Ramanujan and the making of The Man Who Knew Infinity.
Congratulations to Professor Shou-Wu Zhang for being named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Mathematics by the Simons Foundation. The fellows programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations with the goal of increasing creativity and providing intellectual stimulation.
Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Andrew J. Wiles, who has been awarded the 2016 Abel Prize "for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.” The citation continues, "Andrew J. Wiles is one of very few mathematicians – if not the only one – whose proof of a theorem has made international headline news. In 1994 he cracked Fermat’s Last Theorem, which at the time was the most famous, and long-running, unsolved problem in the subject’s history."
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the list of 2016 Sloan Research Fellows. Among the 5 Princeton faculty selected is Assistant Professor Stefanos Aretakis.
The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. They are awarded in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.