Congratulations to Allison Miller, Aaron Pollack, Shrenik Shah, and Bohua Zhan, who have been awarded Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation!
Andrei Okounkov will not deliver a Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture this week. The next lecture will be Friday, March 7, 2014. For more information, and to see video recordings of the previous lectures, see the seminar page here.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the list of 2014 Sloan Research Fellows. Among those chosen is Princeton’s Benoît Pausader.
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.
Professor Andrei Okounkov will join the Mathematics Department for the spring semester as a Minerva Distinguished Visitor.
He will deliver a series of 10 lectures on "Quantum groups and quantum cohomology". The lectures will occur Friday afternoons in Fine Hall 214. For exact times, videos of the lectures, and more information, please see the lecture series page.
Please view the Undergraduate Schedule page to view spring classes.
Professor Peter Sarnak will be awarded this year's Wolf Prize in Mathematics, citing his impact on "the development of several mathematical fields, often by uncovering deep and unsuspected connections." The citation continues, "... By his insights and his readiness to share ideas he has inspired the work of students and fellow researchers in many areas of mathematics." For the full citation, click here.
Professor Keith Devlin will join the Mathematics Department for the spring semester as the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching! Professor Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media Xresearch network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI.
At this year's Celebration of Mind event at Princeton, honoring the life of Martin Gardner, the artist George Hart led students and faculty in contstructing his "Celebration of Mind," an orb made of 60 identical pieces. You can learn more about the artist at his webstie, georgehart.com, and you can watch "Celebration of Mind" being assembled below.
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held this Saturday December 7, in Fine Hall 314.
The morning session begins at 10:00 am; but all participants should plan to be there at least 20 minutes before the session begins in order to check in.
The morning session ends at 1:00 pm, and the afternoon session runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
There are a few openings for students who did not sign up before the deadline for the competition; just appear and check in.
Math Seniors and Juniors,
Dr. Andrea Bertozzi is visiting from UCLA. She directs the applied math graduate program there, and is a Princeton alumnae ('87 *91). She would like to talk to current Princeton math majors about graduate school in general and about the program at UCLA (both pure and applied).
Dr. Bertozzi will host a PIZZA lunch in the PL at 12:30 Tues November 26.
Please RSVP IMEDIATELY to email@example.com