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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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March 18, 2016
Professor Shou-Wu Zhang named 2016 Simons Fellow

Congratulations to Professor Shou-Wu Zhang for being named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Mathematics by the Simons Foundation. The fellows programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations with the goal of increasing creativity and providing intellectual stimulation.

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March 15, 2016
Sir Andrew J. Wiles Receives 2016 Abel Prize

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Andrew J. Wiles, who has been awarded the 2016 Abel Prize "for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem by way of the modularity conjecture for semistable elliptic curves, opening a new era in number theory.” The citation continues, "Andrew J. Wiles is one of very few mathematicians – if not the only one – whose proof of a theorem has made international headline news. In 1994 he cracked Fermat’s Last Theorem, which at the time was the most famous, and long-running, unsolved problem in the subject’s history."

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February 24, 2016
Professor Stefanos Aretakis Named 2016 Sloan Fellow

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the list of 2016 Sloan Research Fellows. Among the 5 Princeton faculty selected is Assistant Professor Stefanos Aretakis.

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. They are awarded in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

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February 2, 2016
Daniel Spielman to Deliver Spring 2016 Minerva Lectures, March 21, 23, & 25

The Mathematics Department is happy to announce that Daniel Spielman, Yale University Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics, will deliver the Spring 2016 Minerva Lectures. Professor Spielman will give three talks:
Monday, March 21 at 4:30 pm
Wednesday, March 23 at 4:30 pm
and Friday, March 25 at 4:00 pm.

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