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November 1, 2017
Five Department Faculty Named 2018 Fellows of the AMS

Professors Alex Ionescu, Sergiu Klainerman, Fernando Codá Marques, John Pardon, and Peter Sarnak were elected to the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

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October 30, 2017
Professor Peter Sarnak Granted Honorary Doctorate by King's College London

King's College London presented Professor Peter Sarnak with an honorary doctorate on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. A mini-conference to celebrate the award to Professor Sarnak was held at Goodenough College, London WC1, on 24 October, and Professor Sarnak delivered a colloquium at that event and a research seminar at King’s on 26 October.

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October 19, 2017


Friday, October 20

9:30-10:20: Philip Isett, A proof of Onsagers conjecture for the incompressible Euler
10:30-11:20: Sohrab Shashahani, TBA
11:30-12:20: Erin Compaan, Well-posedness and smoothing for the Boussinesq equation on a
2:00-2:50: Ross Granowski, Shock formation and low-regularity ill-posedness of geometric
wave equations;

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October 16, 2017
Professor John Pardon Named 2017 Packard Fellow

Congratulations to Professor John Pardon, who was named a 2017 Packard Fellow. The David and Lucile Packard foundation named 18 fellows this year, each of whom will receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

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October 6, 2017
Congratulations to This Year's Graduate Student and Junior Faculty Teaching Award Winners!

This is the fifth year the “Department of Mathematics Graduate Teaching Award” has been given. Last year, it was awarded to Charles Stibitz and Anibal Velozo Ruiz. The award was created to recognize excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. This year’s recipients are Alexandros Eskenazis and Artem Kotelskiy who are current graduate students.

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September 15, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Allan Sly for being awarded an NSF Career grant.

Congratulations to Professor Allan Sly for being awarded an NSF Career grant. With this five year grant Professor Sly will study "stochastic processes and embeddings on networks."

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July 28, 2017
Professors Igor Rodnianski, Amit Singer, and Allan Sly named 2017 Simons Investigators

The Simons Foundation has named Princeton professors Igor Rodnianski, Amit Singer, and Allan Sly as Simons Investigators in 2017. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions.

This year's roster of Simons Investigators also included Andrea Bertozzi '87 *91, a professor of mathematics at UCLA, and Simon Brendle, who was an assistant professor in our department.

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July 18, 2017
Department Mourns Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977—2017

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Princeton faculty member from 2004 through 2008 and the first woman to win a Fields Medal, died on Friday, July 14, of breast cancer.

Professor Mirzakhani received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2004, and was then hired as an assistant professor at Princeton University. She remained at Princeton until 2008, and was promoted to professor during that time. She then moved to Stanford to take a position as a professor, returning to Princeton in November 2015 to give the Minerva Lectures.

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June 14, 2017
Professor Emeritus Sir Andrew Wiles Receives Copley Medal from Royal Society

Sir Andrew Wiles, Princeton's James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford was awarded the 2017 Copley Prize by the Royal Society.

First awarded in 1731, the Copley Medal is the Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious award. The medal is now awarded annually for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science. The award alternates between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively).

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