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August 21, 2014
The Undergraduate Office Has Moved to Room 315

LeeAnn Coleman, the undergraduate administrator, has moved her office to Fine 315.

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August 13, 2014
Barry Mazur Will Deliver the Minerva Lecture Series this October

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.

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August 12, 2014
Professor Manjul Bhargava awarded the 2014 Fields Medal

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.

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July 24, 2014
Professor Peter Sarnak Presented Honorary Doctorate by University of Witwatersrand

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.

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July 2, 2014
Professor Emeritus Harold W. Kuhn died on July 2, 2014

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.

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June 30, 2014
Professor Emeritus John Conway awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza.

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.

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June 18, 2014
Andrei Pohoata '14 cited by USA Mathematical Olympiad

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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June 2, 2014
The Mathematics Department Congratulates the Following Majors Receiving Honors

Highest Honors

Alan Chang
Eric Christopher Chen
Alexander Daniel Iriza
Eugene Alexander Katsevich
Kai Zong Khor
Daniel John Kriz
Dmitriy Kunisky
Horia Stefan Mania
Jane Wang

High Honors

John Robert Lacayo Anderson
Laurent Jean Barham Cote
Takumi Murayama
Aaron Victor Schild
Minh-Tam Quang Trinh
Evangelie May Leurgans Zachos
Qiuyi Zhang
Feng Zhu

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June 2, 2014
The Mathematics Department Congratulates This Year's Undergraduate Prize Winners

 

The George B. Covington Prize in Mathematics

Eugene Alexander Katsevich and Daniel John Kriz
Awarded for excellence in mathematics

The Middleton Miller '29 Prize

Alexander Daniel Iriza and Jane Wang
Awarded for best independent work in mathematics

The Peter A. Greenberg '77 Prize

Alan Chang, Eric Christopher Chen and Kai Zong Khor
Awarded for outstanding accomplishments in mathematics

The Andrew H. Brown Prize

Alexander Degener Smith '14
Awarded to the outstanding junior in mathematics

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June 2, 2014
Congratulations to Mathematics Concentrators Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Alan Chang
Eric Christopher Chen
Alexander Daniel Iriza
Eugene Alexander Katsevich
Kai Zong Khor
Daniel John Kriz
Dmitriy Kunisky
Aaron Victor Schild
Minh-Tam Quang Trinh
Jane Yue Wang
Evangelie May Leurgans Zachos
Qiuyi Zhang
Feng Zhu
Michael Hongyu Zhu

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