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June 15, 2016
Assistant Professor Adam Marcus Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

With this award, titled New Techniques for High Dimensional Systems, Marcus will work to develop a theory of ''finite free probability,'' a collection of ideas lying in the intersection of random matrix theory, convex optimization, real algebraic geometry, and polynomial geometry, and to generalize the previously mentioned techniques so as to widen their potential application.

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May 11, 2016
Q&A with Professor Manjul Bhargava *01 at the Princeton Garden Theater, Friday, May 13

Join Professor Manjul Bhargava *01 for a question and answer session after the 6:45 p.m. screening of The Man Who Knew Infinity at the Princeton Garden Theater, Friday, May 13. Professor Bhargava is an Associate Producer of the film, which opened in select cities on April 29 and begins its run at the Garden theater this Friday. For tickets and more information visit:

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May 10, 2016
Professor Peter Ozsváth *94 Elected Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Professor Peter Ozsváth *94 has been elected a Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for his work in the topology of 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds and his proof of the Thom conjecture with Professor Zoltán Szabó.

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May 3, 2016
Yuliy Sannikov '00, professor of economics and former math major, receives John Bates Clark Medal in Economics

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.

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April 20, 2016
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.

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April 7, 2016
Putnam Team Takes 3rd Place, and 10 Other Students Receive Recognition

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.

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April 1, 2016
Department Remembers John Coleman Moore (1923-2016)

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.

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April 1, 2016
Public Lecture - The Man Who Knew Infinity: April 11, 6:45 p.m., McCosh 50

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.

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