Professor Peter Sarnak has been awarded the 2023 Stockholm University Honorary Doctorate along with Jim Albrecht, Ian Brooks, Richard Dyer, Jan Ellenberg, Janet Gornick, Birke Häcker, Susanne Ljung, Janet M. Thornton and Susan Vroman. The awarding of an honorary doctorate is an expression of the…

# News

Professor Emeritus Joseph Kohn passed away Tuesday, September 12. He was 91 years old.

After receiving his B.S. degree from MIT, Kohn came to Princeton as a graduate student, where he was a student of Donald Spencer, and received his Ph.D. in 1956.

After serving as an…

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.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Monday, May 29.

The…

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, Paris) in recognition of their profound contributions to the theory of nonlinear…

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

“Aleksa’s undergraduate research efforts in the mathematical field of combinatorics contain solutions to some open problems that leading researchers would be…

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.

The citation notes that "Minter works in Geometric Measure Theory, tackling regularity and…

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. Schafer (1915–2009), one of the founders of AWM and its second president, who contributed greatly to women in mathematics…

The AMS has announced that professor Nicholas Katz will receive the 2023 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement "for his landmark contributions to number theory and arithmetic geometry."

From the citation:

Katz’s fundamental articles and monographs have benefited the mathematical…

Professor Igor Rodnianski will share the American Mathematical Society's 2023 Bôcher Memorial Prize with Frank Merle, Pierre Raphaël, and Jérémie Szeftel for "their groundbreaking work establishing the existence of blow-up solutions to the defocusing NLS equation in some supercritical regimes…

Joshua Evan Greene of Boston College, who earned his PhD at Princeton in 2009, has been selected to receive the 2023 Levi L. Conant Prize.

The prize, awarded by the American Mathematical Society, recognizes the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the …

Professor June Huh has been named one of 25 2022 MacArthur Fellows for "Discovering underlying connections between disparate areas of mathematics and proving long-standing mathematical conjectures."

Melanie Matchett Wood *09 is also among this year's class of fellows.

The…

Professor Bhargav Bhatt has been named the 2022 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize Recipient "for his revolutionary contributions to algebraic geometry in mixed characteristic through a new synthesis of ideas in topology, algebra and arithmetic.

The citation reads, "An algebraic…

Professor Noga Alon has been awarded the 2022 Knuth Prize, awarded by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the IEEE Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing (TCMF) "for major research accomplishments and contributions to the…

Ana Caraiani of the Class of 2007, Veblen Research Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow from 2013 to 2016, received one of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation’s New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes for "diverse transformative contributions to the Langlands program, and in particular for work with…

Professor Maria Chudnovsky has been elected as a foreign member of Academia Europaea.The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of…

Professor Emeritus Elliot Lieb has been awarded the 2022 Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize and the 2022 Dirac Medal.

For the Gauss Prize Lieb is recognized for "deep mathematical contributions of exceptional breadth which have shaped the fields of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics,…

Professor June Huh was awarded the Fields Medal on July 5th. The International Math Union recognizes Huh for "bringing the ideas of Hodge theory to combinatorics, the proof of the Dowling–Wilson conjecture for geometric lattices, the proof of the Heron–Rota–Welsh conjecture for matroids, the…

Barry Mazur *59, Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, was awarded the 2022 Chern Medal. The medal is awarded every four years at the International Congress of Mathematicians "to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding…

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon presented Professor Paul Seymour with an honorary doctorate on June 23rd. Seymour was one of two distinguished recipients this year.

Professor John Pardon has been awarded the 2022 Clay Research Award for his "wide-ranging and transformative work in geometry and topology, particularly his ground-breaking achievements in symplectic topology." Presented annually at the Clay Research Conference, The Clay Research Awards …

Professor Noga Alon has been awarded the 2022 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Professor Alon shares this year's prize with Ehud Hrushovski, Merton Professor of Mathematical Logic at the University of Oxford, for their "remarkable contributions to discrete mathematics and model theory with…

Sarah Peluse, a Veblen Research Instructor, is the recipient of the Dénes König Prize for the 2022 year. The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University on June 14-16, in recognition of Peluse's lecture, "Quantitative Bounds in the…

Paul Seymour was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society on May 10th. Seymour is the recipient of many prizes, including the Ostrowski Prize, and the D. R. Fulkerson Prize (four times).

The Royal Society was founded in the 1660s to promote “the development and use of science for the…

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:

• To discuss issues of diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.

• To provide career advice to graduate…Professor Amit Singer is one of 26 esteemed-professionals to be named as a 2022 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Singer is “being recognized for foundational contributions to mathematical data analysis and the mathematics of cryo-electron microscopy."

…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. Datta was honored for teaching (MAT 204) Advanced Linear Algebra with Applications in Spring 2020-2021.

This…

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 Science and Letters, “for his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical aspects.”

Professor Charles Fefferman will share the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences with Jean-François Le Gall of Université Paris-Saclay in recognition of their fundamental contributions in two areas of mathematics that have had multiple ramifications, with applications…

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 Achievement in Research.

The ESI honors Lieb "for his deep and groundbreaking…

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 of Toronto and Princeton's Fall 2021 Minerva Distinguished Visitor, will receive…

June Huh will be appointed as Professor of Mathematics, effective July 1, 2021. Huh was previously the Robert and Luisa Fernholz Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Princeton and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Huh’s research focuses on geometry, topology, and…

The Simons Foundation has named Princeton professors June Huh and Assaf Naor as Simons Investigators in 2021. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions. A Simons Investigator…

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.

One- and two-year Goldwater Scholarships cover tuition, fees, room and board up to…

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. Ozsváth will be named the Sheila and David Manischewitz ’59 Professor of Mathematics and Zhang the Eugene Higgins Professor of…

## Inaugural Horizons Lectures-Professor Trachette Jackson, University of Michigan - Thursday, April 29

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

Thursday, Apr 29 at 5:30 PM.

The Horizons Lectures consists of two events, a research colloquium as well as…

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

Majda received his PhD from Stanford University in 1973 under the supervision of Ralph S. Philips. Majda's recent work focused on stochastic statistical…

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. If you need the Zoom link, please e-mail the Undergraduate…

Graduate students Ashvin Swaminathan and Mohan Swaminathan have been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Mohan was honored for teaching MAT 204 in Spring 2020 while Ashvin is…

Assistant Professor Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman is one of five Princeton faculty among 128 early career scholars named Sloan Research Fellows for 2021.

Sloan Research Fellows are selected on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become…Former graduate students Maggie Miller *20 and Georgios Moschidis *18 have been named 2021 Clay Research Fellows. Four Clay Research Fellowships were awarded this year on the basis of exceptional quality of the candidates' research and their promise to become mathematical leaders.

Miller…

The 2021 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition will be awarded to Noga Alon and Joel Spencer for their book, The Probabilistic Method, published by Wiley & Sons Inc. in 1992.

Now in its fourth edition, The Probabilistic Method is an invaluable toolbox for both the beginner and the…

Professor Chenyang Xu will receive the 2021 Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra for his contributions to the algebraic theory of moduli for K-stable Fano varieties and working out a radically new approach to the singularities of the minimal model program using K-stability.

The Cole Prize…

Each year the Mathematics Department recognizes junior faculty and graduate students for outstanding undergraduate teaching. This year's recipients are assistant professor Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman and graduate student Boya Wen.

Instructor Shai Evra will receive the 2020 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for outstanding contributions by individuals not exceeding the age of 32 in areas of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan in a broad sense. The prize is awarded annually at the International Conference in Number Thsory at SASTRA…

The International Centre for Theoretical Physics has awarded Carolina Araujo *04, a researcher at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries.

The prize is in recognition of…

Assistant Professor Aleksandr Logunov is one of three recipients of the 2021 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize for his "novel techniques to study solutions to elliptic equations, and their application to long-standing problems in nodal geometry." This year's other recipients are Bhargav Bhatt *…