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October 22, 2015
Celebration of the Life and Work of John F. Nash, Jr. - October 24, 2015

Lectures on John Nash’s work by:
Mikhail Gromov 
Eric Maskin
Sergiu Klainerman
János Kollár

Public Lecture by:
Sylvia Nasar

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October 13, 2015
Gauthier, Gómez Serrano, and Levine Receive Department Teaching Awards

This year's Junior Faculty Teaching Awards were given to Javier Gómez Serrano and Adam Levine. Gómez Serrano's students touted his ability to teach "fast-paced and well-planned" lectures while also making complicated ideas seem simple. Levine's students showed an equal level of admiration, noting that his lectures were entertaining as well as enlightening, and that students were inspired to work hard for a teacher who really cared about helping them understand and appreciate mathematical thinking.

Gregory Gauthier is this year's Graduate Student Teaching Award winner. His students were inspired by his enthusiasm and dedication to learn as much as possible in his linear algebra class, and were impressed not only by the clarity of this explanations but also by the quality of his jokes.

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October 6, 2015
Jacob Tsimerman *11 Awarded 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

The Ramanujan Prize was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding work by young mathematicians in fields related to the work of the late Srinivasa Ramanujan -- the age limit for the prize is 32. Tsimerman is recognized for his work on the Andre-Oort Conjecture and for his mastery of both analytic number theory and algebraic geometry. Tsimerman completed his Ph.D. at Princeton in 2011.

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October 1, 2015
The Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition Will Take Place December 5, 2015

We invite all students who wish to participate in this mathematical exam competition to register via email -

For those interested in practicing their problem solving, we are working on weekly practice sessions and will have more info shortly.

An information meeting and signup are being held Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. in Fine 214. 

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July 31, 2015
Professor Bhargava *01 Awarded Honorary Degrees from 2 Institutions

Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava *01, who has been awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Bates College and the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras. Bates conferred the degree on May 31, 2015, when Professor Bhargava delivered their 2015 commencement address. The Indian Institute of Technology - Madras awarded Professor Bhargava with an honorary degree on July 24th, saying “The institute is proud to honour a person who has inspired, and will continue to inspire generations of mathematicians and students across the globe and particularly in India.”

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July 24, 2015
Professor Emeritus John H. Conway's Life Featured in Print and Online

The life and mind of Professor Emeritus John Horton Conway are in the news after publication of Genius at Play, The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway, by Siobhan Roberts. Excerpts from the book were recently featured in The Guardian, and be read here.

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