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June 5, 2017
Congratulations to the Mathematics Concentrators Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Philip Allen Etter
Iason Kountouridis
Joseph Uchechukwu Obiajulu
Peter Seho Park
Eric David Schneider
Bradley Louis Snider
Roy Hao Zhao

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May 23, 2017
Professor János Kollár Awarded 2017 Shaw Prize

Professor János Kollár has been awarded the 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics. Professor Kollár shares this year's prize with Clair Voisin, professor at the Collège de France, for their "remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed the field and led to the solution of long-standing problems that had appeared out of reach."

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April 21, 2017
Anibal Velozo Receives Graduate School Teaching Award

Anibal Velozo, a fourth year graduate student, was one of ten recipients of the 2017 Graduate School Teaching Award. Anibal has also shared this year's departmental graduate student teaching award with Charles Stibitz.

About the award:

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April 13, 2017
Professor John Pardon '11 Receives NSF Waterman Award

Professor John Pardon has received a National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award, which is the nation's highest honor for scientists and engineers younger than 35. The prize carries a five-year, $1 million grant.

Pardon was recognized for "revolutionary, groundbreaking results in geometry and topology" that "have extended the power of tools of geometric analysis to solve deep problems in real and complex geometry, topology and dynamical systems," according to the prize citation. He was selected along with Baratunde Cola, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech.

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April 13, 2017
Annual Department Spring Recital: Thursday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.

Our Annual Department Spring Recital will be held on Thursday, April 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium (w/brief intermission). We have a wonderful program this year. Come out and celebrate spring and the end of the academic year!  And, as always, there will be a Reception following in the Common Room.  Friends and family are welcome to both events.


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April 12, 2017
Professors Michael Aizenman and Manjul Bhargava *01 Named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professors Michael Aizenman and Manjul Bhargava *01, along with five other Princeton faculty members, have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year. They are among 228 leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.

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April 11, 2017
Putnam Team Takes 2nd Place, Among Numerous Recognitions

Good news from this year's Putnam Competition!

Princeton's team of Eric Schneider, Alex Song and Xiaoyu Xu won 2nd place.

Eric Schneider and Murilo Zanarella earned N1 distinction (6th-14th place) and sophomore Simona Diaconu won the Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize as highest ranking female contestant.

We also have seven honorable mentions this year: Rodrigo Angelo, Andre Arslan, Simona Diaconu, Eric Neyman, Mel Shu, Xiaoyu Xu and Roy Zhao.


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April 4, 2017
The Department Mourns Professor Emeritus Gerard Washnitzer *50

It is with deep regret that we must report the death of Gerard Washnitzer, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, who died on April 2, 2017. 

Professor Washnitzer did his doctoral work at Princeton under Salomon Bochner,  receiving his Ph.D. in 1950. After appointments at MIT and Johns Hopkins University, Professor Washnitzer was appointed to Princeton’s faculty in 1963 until he retired in 1995. 

The University flag over East Pyne flew at half-mast in his memory April 5th through April 7th.  

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March 28, 2017
Sophomore Open House: Thursday, April 6, 3:30p.m.

Sophomore Open House

Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fine Hall Common Room (3rd Floor)

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March 2, 2017
Hansheng Diao and Christine Taylor Honored with Excellence in Teaching Awards

Mathematics Department members Hansheng Diao and Christine Taylor were awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils on March 2, 2017. This student-nominated award is for a professor or TA who "was especially dedicated, taught the material clearly, and simply deserves to be recognized for the hard work he or she put into the course."  These teaching awards are entirely student-run, and any professor or AI instructing an engineering, mathematics, or physics course is eligible.

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