Undergraduate Announcements and News

January 9, 2014
The Mathematics Department welcomes Keith Devlin, Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching!

Professor Keith Devlin will join the Mathematics Department for the spring semester as the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching! Professor Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media Xresearch network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI.

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December 4, 2013
Putnam Mathematical Competition to be held this Saturday, December 7th

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held this Saturday December 7, in Fine Hall 314. 
The morning session begins at 10:00 am; but all participants should plan to be there at least 20 minutes before the session begins in order to check in.
The morning session ends at 1:00 pm, and the afternoon session runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
There are a few openings for students who did not sign up before the deadline for the competition;  just appear and check in.  

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November 25, 2013
Information session for Math Majors on UCLA Graduate Programs; Tuesday, November 26th

Math Seniors and Juniors,

Dr. Andrea Bertozzi is visiting from UCLA.  She directs the applied math graduate program there, and is a Princeton alumnae ('87 *91).  She would like to talk to current Princeton math majors about graduate school in general and about the program at UCLA (both pure and applied).

Dr. Bertozzi will host a PIZZA lunch in the PL at 12:30 Tues November 26.

Please RSVP IMEDIATELY to bertozzi@math.ucla.edu

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September 13, 2013
Mathematics Major Alexander Iriza Presented Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award

The Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award is given to the undergraduate who, at the end of the junior year, has achieved the highest academic standing for all preceding college work at the University. This year, the award is shared by Alexander Iriza and Katherine Pogrebniak.

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September 4, 2013
Fall Junior Seminar Organizational meeting will be September 16th at 3 p.m.

The organizational meeting for Fall 2013 Junior Seminars in Mathematics will take place Monday, September 16th at 3:00 pm in Fine Hall 322. 

If you are unable to attend, contact Junior Departmental Adviser Tasho Kaletha tkaletha@math.princeton.edu

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September 3, 2013
Visit the Mathematics Department at the Academic Expo on September 9th

The Department of Mathematics welcomes the Class of 2017

Visit us at the ACADEMIC EXPO Monday, September 9, 2013

10-11 a.m. in Frick A57

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May 21, 2013
Congratulations to This Year's Putnam Competition Winners!

Congratulations to all of the winners from this year's Putnam Mathematical Competition, where the Princeton University team received honorable mention. Bowie Liu '13 ranked in the top 25 participants and received a $250 award. Receiving honorable mention from Princeton were: Arka Adhikari '16, David Corwin '13, Eugeni Dimitrov '13, Bumsoo Kim '16, Ante Qu '15, Zev Rosengarten '13, Alexander Smith '15, and Matthew Superdock '13. 

For more information on the Putnam Mathematical Competition, visit their website here

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May 16, 2013
Xinyi Chen '15 awarded $100,000 Thiel Fellowship

Mathematics major Xinyi Chen '15 has been awarded a \$100,000 "20 under 20" fellowship from the Thiel Foundation. The fellowship awards 20 students under 20 years of age with \$100,000 over two years to start a company. Chen had participated in the Tigerlabs startup accelerator last summer and has founded a company aimed at improving telepresence and video chat technologies for mobile devices. For the full article in the Daily Princetonian, click here.

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May 2, 2013
New Undergraduate Course Offering for Fall 2013: The History of Mathematics

NEW COURSE:  Fall 2013, MAT 301 (HA): The History of Mathematics, Tues & Thurs 1:30-2:50pm.

Behind the famous names and seemingly-timeless theorems of your mathematics classes, there is a rich and fascinating history filled with controversies, blind alleys, fanciful inspirations, and social prerogatives. 

This seminar will examine themes and ideas from the history of mathematics spanning the entirety of human history, from the oldest surviving written texts (numbers on clay tablets) to the present, with a focus on the mathematics of modern Europe.

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April 9, 2013
Two Mathematics Majors Named Goldwater Scholars

Two Princeton students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

The 2012-13 winners are juniors Eric Chen and Daniel Kriz, both mathematics majors. Chen is from Lawrenceville, Ga., and Kriz is from Ann Arbor, Mich. 

One- and two-year Goldwater Scholarships cover tuition, fees, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Princeton recipients are among 271 scholarship winners selected from a field of 1,107 students nationwide. 

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