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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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July 16, 2015
John Tukey 100th Birthday Celebration at Princeton University Will Take Place Friday, September 18, 2015

The conference will be held at Princeton University on September 18, 2015. Speakers include:

Yoav Benjamini, Tel Aviv University
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
David Donoho, Stanford University
Jianqing Fan, Princeton University
Luisa Fernholz, Temple University
Jerome Friedman, Stanford University
Rafael Irizarry, Harvard University
Karen Kafadar, University of Virginia
Stephan Morgenthaler, École Polytechnique Fedérale de Lausanne
Scott Zeger, Johns Hopkins University

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July 13, 2015
Professor Christopher Skinner *97 named 2015 Simons Investigator

The Simons Foundation has named Professor Christopher Skinner *97 one of the 2015 Simons Investigators. According to the foundation, "the Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions." The citation for Professor Skinner remarks on his work "in number theory and arithmetic geometry. One of his striking recent results is a proof, in joint work with collaborators, that a positive proportion of elliptic curves defined over the rational numbers satisfy the Birch–Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture."

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May 26, 2015
The Math Department mourns the deaths of John F. and Alicia Nash

Senior Research Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia died Saturday, May 23, 2015, while returning from the Abel Prize ceremonies in Norway.

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May 22, 2015
Please Join Us for Our Alumni Open House, Friday, May 29 2-3:30 pm

Please join the Mathematics Department for our annual Alumni Open House, Friday, May 29 from 2-3:30 pm in the Fine Hall common room (3rd floor). Connect with old friends and hear about some of the current research being done by Math faculty and students.

Refreshments will be served.

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May 22, 2015
The Spring 2015 Issue of Fine Letters is Now Available

This has been an exciting year in the Mathematics Department. Read about recent awards, our new faculty and staff, and the myriad succesful events we hosted throught the year in the Spring newsletter. Click here to view this year's issue!


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