# News

Professor Peter Sarnak has been awarded the 2024 Shaw Prize in mathematics for his "development of the arithmetic theory of thin groups and the affine sieve, by bringing together number theory, analysis, combinatorics, dynamics, geometry and spectral theory."

The program's goal is to allow students to explore contemporary mathematics, either as a topic for its own sake or to gain a deeper knowledge of a specific area most relevant to the student's work in their major field of concentration.

The Mathematics Department will hold a Sophomore Open House on Tuesday, March 19 at 3:00 PM in the Fine Hall Common Room (3rd Floor). Refreshments will be served.

The 84th Annual Putnam Competition was held on December 2, 2023. Atharva Pathak ’26 and the Princeton University team both received an honorable mention this year. The team members were Benjamin Lemkin ‘26, Austen Mazenko ‘24, and Atharva Pathak ’26.

Ryan Unger, along with José de Jesús Montaño López, Geneva Smith, and Pasquale Toscano, have been named winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students.

Assistant Professor Ian Zemke is one of five Princeton faculty among 126 early career scholars named Sloan Research Fellows for 2024.

Professor Emeritus Elliot Lieb is one of the three recipients of the 2023 Kyoto Prize. Lieb won the mathematical sciences category, for “pioneering mathematical research in physics, chemistry

Professor Bhargav Bhatt has been awarded the Infosys Prize 2023 by the Infosys Science Foundation in Bangalore, India, for "Outstanding contributions to arithmetic geometry and comm

Professor Maria Chudnovsky has been named one of forty 2024 AMS Fellows for "Outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics."

Professor Peter Sarnak has been awarded the 2023 Stockholm University Honorary Doctorate along with Jim Albrecht, Ian Brooks, Richard Dyer, Jan Ellenberg, J

Professor Emeritus Joseph Kohn passed away Tuesday, September 13. He was 91 years old.

The Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will present its annual awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching to Agustín Fuentes, professor of anthropology, and Zoltán Szabó, professor of mathematics

Aleksa Milojević, a mathematics major from Belgrade, Serbia, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2023.

Professor and Department Chair Igor Rodnianski will receive the 2023 Clay Research Award, joint with Frank Merle (IHES, Paris), Pierre Raphaël (University of Cambridge), and Jérémie Szeftel (Sorbonne Université

Veblen Research Instructor Paul Minter has been named a 2023 Clay Research Fellow. Huy Tuan Pham, a PhD student at Stanford University also received a Clay Research Fellowship this year.

Joye Chen, class of '23, received honorable mention from the 2023 Alice T. Schafer Prize, awarded by the Association for Women and Mathematics and named for Alice T.

The Horizons Lectures consists of two events, a research colloquium as well as a seminar discussion on the societal impacts of the mathematics profession with the following goals:

Professor Amit Singer is one of 26 esteemed-professionals to be named as a 2022 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Amitesh Datta has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The 82nd Annual Putnam Competition was held on December 4, 2021. This year, Princeton University placed second in the team competition. The members of the team were Minjae Kwon '25, Frank Lu '23, and Aleksa Milojevic '23.

Dennis Sullivan *66, distinguished professor at Stony Brook, will receive the 2022 Abel Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of

Professor Emeritus Elliott Lieb was awarded the 2021 Medal of the Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Mathematics and Physics, or ESI, and will receive the 2022 American Physical Society (APS) Medal for Exceptional

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has announced that Veblen Research Instructor Sarah Peluse will receive the 2022 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize and Jacob Tsimerman *11, Associate Professor at the University

June Huh will be appointed as Professor of Mathematics, effective July 1, 2021.

The Simons Foundation has named Princeton professors June Huh and Assaf Naor as Simons Investigators in 2021.

Undergraduate math major Isabella Khan has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, an annual award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Peter Constantin, John Von Neumann Professor of Mathematics and director of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics was one of 120 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2021.

Professors Peter Ozsváth and Shou-Wu Zhang are among nine Princeton faculty named to endowed professorships by Princeton's Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2021.

## Department of Mathematics Horizons Seminar

**Horizons Seminar: A Conversation with Thought Leaders who are Transforming Mathematics through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion**

Andrew Majda, Professor Emeritus at the Courant Institute and a Professor at Princeton from 1984 to 1994, passed away March 12, 2021.

The Mathematics Department will be holding a Virtual Sophomore Open House on Friday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Mark McConnell, the Junior Advisor, will be speaking on Zoom, and will be joined by several current Math majors.