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Putnam Team Received Honorable Mention

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

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Ryan Unger Wins Princeton’s Top Graduate Student Honor

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.

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Ian Zemke Named 2024 Sloan Research Fellow

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

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Elliott Lieb Awarded 2023 Kyoto Prize in Mathematical Science

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

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Bhargav Bhatt Awarded Infosys Prize 2023 in Mathematical Science

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

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Maria Chudnovsky Named 2024 AMS Fellow

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."

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Peter Sarnak Awarded 2023 Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University

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

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Joseph Kohn 1932—2023

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

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Zoltán Szabó Receives Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award

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

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Math Major Aleksa Milojević Named Valedictorian

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

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Igor Rodnianski Receives 2023 Clay Research Award

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

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Paul Minter Awarded 2023 Clay Research Fellowship

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.

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Math Major Joye Chen Receives Schafer Prize Honorable Mention

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.

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Nicholas Katz to Receive 2023 Steele Prize
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."
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Igor Rodnianski Shares 2023 Bôcher Prize
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 and to the compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations."
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Alumn Joshua Greene *09 to Receive 2023 Conant Prize
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.
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June Huh Named 2022 MacArthur Fellow
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."
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Bhargav Bhatt Awarded 2022 Nemmers Prize
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.
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Noga Alon Awarded 2022 Knuth Prize
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 foundations of computer science over an extended period of time".
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Alumnae Ana Caraiani '07 and Maggie Miller *20 Honored by Breakthrough Prize Foundation
Ana Caraiani of the Class of 2007, Veblen Research Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow from 2013 to 2016, received one of the foundation’s New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes. Maggie Miller, a 2020 Ph.D. graduate, received a Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize, which is awarded to women mathematicians who have recently completed their doctorate degrees and produced important results.
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Maria Chudnovsky Elected Foreign Member of Academia Europaea
Professor Maria Chudnovsky has been elected as a foreign member of Academia Europaea.
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Elliott Lieb Awarded Gauss Prize and Dirac Medal
Lieb is recognized for "deep mathematical contributions of exceptional breadth which have shaped the fields of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, computational chemistry, and quantum information theory."
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June Huh Awarded 2022 Fields Medal
Professor June Huh was awarded the Fields Medal on July 5th. The Fields Medal is awarded to up to four recipients every four years at the ICM to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.
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Barry Mazur *59 Receives Chern Medal
Mazur *59, Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, was awarded the 2022 Chern Medal for his "profound discoveries in topology, arithmetic geometry and number theory, and his leadership and generosity in forming the next generation of Mathematicians"
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Paul Seymour Granted Honorary Doctorate by École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
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.
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John Pardon Receives 2022 Clay Research Award
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."
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Noga Alon Awarded 2022 Shaw Prize
Alon shares this year's prize with Ehud Hrushovski, University of Oxford, for their "remarkable contributions to discrete mathematics and model theory with interaction notably with algebraic geometry, topology and computer sciences."
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Sarah Peluse Awarded Dénes König Prize
In recognition of Peluse's lecture, "Quantitative Bounds in the Polynomial Szemerédi Theorem and Related Results."
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Professor Paul Seymour Elected to Royal Society

Paul Seymour was elected as a Fellow of the

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Horizons Lectures-John Urschel, Institute for Advanced Study

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:

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Professor Amit Singer Named 2022 SIAM Fellow

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

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Amitesh Datta receives Excellence in Teaching Award

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.

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Putnam Team Wins Second Place

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.

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Dennis Sullivan *66 Receives 2022 Abel Prize

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

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Charles Fefferman Receives Frontiers of Knowlege Award

Professor Charles Fefferman will share the BBVA

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Elliott Lieb Receives 2021 ESI Medal and 2022 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research

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

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Sarah Peluse and Jacob Tsimerman *11 Receive Early-Career Breakthrough Prizes

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

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June Huh to Join Faculty as Professor

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

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Professors Huh and Naor Named Simons Investigators

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

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Isabella Khan Receives Goldwater Scholarship

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. 

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Peter Constantin Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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.

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Ozsváth and Zhang Named to Endowed Professorships

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.

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

Department of Mathematics Horizons Seminar

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

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Andrew Majda, 1949—2021

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

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Sophomore Open House - Friday, March 19

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.

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Ashvin Swaminathan and Mohan Swaminathan Receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

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.

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Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman Named 2021 Sloan Research Fellow

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

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Maggie Miller *20 and Georgios Moschidis *18 Named 2021 Clay Research Fellows

Former graduate students Maggie Miller *20 and Georgios Moschidis *18 have been named 2021 Clay Research Fellows.