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  • Main Speakers:* Alice Guionnet (MIT)
    * Michel Ledoux (Toulouse)
    * Elchanan Mossel (Berkeley)
    * Assaf Naor (NYU)
    Junior Speakers:
    * Marcel Nutz (Columbia)
    * Percy Wong (Princeton)
    Registration is free and will be open until March 15, 2013. The…

  • MAT 100 - Fri, Jan 18, 1:30 p.m., Fine Hall 214MAT 103 - Wed, Jan 16, 9:00 a.m., McCosh Hall 50
    MAT 104 - Wed, Jan 16, 1:30 p.m., McCosh Hall 10
    MAT 175 - Thu, Jan 24, 1:30 p.m., Frick Chemistry Laboratory B02
    MAT 201 - Fri, Jan 18, 9:00 a.m., McCosh Hall 46, McCosh Hall 50…

  • Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the Infosys Prize 2012 by the Infosys Science Foundation in Bangalor, India.The Infosys Prize is awarded in recognition of "outstanding research contributions across six catagories: Engineering & Computer science,…

  • The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held on Saturday, December 1st in Jadwin A10. 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.There are a few openings for students…

  • Minerva lectures continue with Prof. Ian Agol from UC Berkeley talking about 3-Manifolds and The Virtual Haken Conjecture.  Lectures will be held on:Monday, October 22, 4:30pm in A01 McDonnell HallTuesday, October 23, 5:30pm in A01 McDonnell HallThursday, October 25, 5:30pm in A01 McDonnell Hall…

  • The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is awarded annually for outstanding contributions by young mathematicians to areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan.  Zhiwei joins an impressive list of mathematicians, including the following who received their Ph.D. at Princeton: Terence Tao (Ph.D. 1996), Kannan…

  • "The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction."  For more information: http://www.macfound.org/fellows/862/

  • Professor J-P. Serre will be in residence from Oct 8-19!  He will, in particular, be delivering the inaugural Minerva lectures on Oct 10, 15, and 17 at 4:30pm in McDonnell A01.Video recordings of these lectures are now available at the links above

  • The Princeton Undergraduate Math Club has recently compiled a comprehensive Guide for Math Students intended for undergraduates interested in mathematics. The Guide includes an extensive Course Guide, as well as sections on Summer Opportunities, Undergraduate Research, Combining Math with Other…

  • The first joint junior seminar and organizational meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 4:30pm.  All juniors are encouraged to attend!Junior seminars for the Fall 2012:
    Michael Damron: "Random Walks"
    Sophie Chen: "Famous Problems of Geometry"

  • Congratulations to Juanhe Tan '13, who was recognized by President Tilghman at the Opening Exercises on Sunday, September 9, 2012 with the Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award.The Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award is given to the undergraduate who, at the end of their junior year, has…

  • On behalf of the Mathematics Department welcome to the inaugural issue of Fine Newsletter.We constantly feel the need to reach out to each other and share information on "what is happening at Fine Hall". Over the years, we also felt the urge to share the information with our alumni and…

  • The Princeton Mathematics Department mourns the loss of former colleague, Bill Thurston (a faculty member here from 1974-1991) who died Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Bill's contributions to mathematics are immeasurable. We join our colleagues at Cornell University (where Bill was appointed at…

  • Professors Manjul Bhargava and Amit Singer have been appointed as Simons Investigators by the Simons foundation in the inaugural year of the program.The Simons Investigator Award is a 5-year program where the Simons Investigator will receive research support each year.
    The award…

  • Academia Sinica (Taiwan, Republica of China) held its biennial Convocation of Academicians from July 2 to July 5 culminating in the announcement of the 2012 list of Academicians on July 5, 2012. Professor Alice Chang was one of 20 new Academicians and 1 Honorary Academician that were elected. …

  • Professor Zeev Dvir (jointly appointed Assistant Professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department) is the recipient of the Dénes König Prize for the 2012 year. The prize was awarded at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, which was held at Dalhousie University in Halifax,…

  • A workshop on Extensive Form Games will be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, June 11-12 2012. The workshop represents a continuation of the series of small conferences that the Institute has hosted in previous years. This time the workshop is dedicated to Harold Kuhn’s…

  • A conference entitled "Recent Progress in Langrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics" in honor of John Norman Mather's 70th birthday is currently being held at Ens de Lyon (June 4th-June 9th, 2012).  More information can be found at the conference website.

  • PrizesThe George B. Covington Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Xue Liu and Shotaro Makisumi for excellence in mathematics.
    The Middleton Miller ’29 Prize has been awarded to Edgar Dobriban, Oleg Lazarev and Chuen-Ming Mike Wong for the best independent work in mathematics.

  • Today, May 25th 2012, the 2011 Fermat Prize for mathematical research was officially awarded to Manjul Bhargava, the Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics and the Brandon Fladd, Class of 1983, Professor of Mathematics, and mathematics professor Igor Rodnianski.  The prize was awarded…

  • Our Systems Staff, Josko Plazonic and Mike Barone, and Jennifer Johnson (our Associate Departmental Representative) have been working tirelessly with a variety of people within our department and OIT Web Development Services to update the information and streamline our site. We hope you will be…

  • Here is the final exam schedule for the Spring 2012 term.MAT 102 - Sun, May 20 1:00 p.m., Fine Hall 314
    MAT 104 - Wed, May 16 1:30 p.m., McDonnell Hall A02
    MAT 200 - Sat, May 19 9:00 a.m., McDonnell Hall A01
    MAT 201 - Wed, May 16 7:30 p.m., McDonnell Hall A02
    MAT 202 -…

  • Panorama of Topology - A Conference in Honor of Prof. William Browder is going to be held at Princeton May 8-11th, 2012.  Click on the previous link for more information.

  • Mathematics Department is holding this years Sophmore Open House on Tuesday April 10th, 2012 in Fine Hall Common Room from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.* Meet faculty members and instructors* Learn more about the Mathematics Department* Talk with math majors – discover what the undergraduate math experience…

  • Prof. Alice Chang has been featured in the March 12, 2012 issue of the Princeton University Bulletin.  The following article is reproduced with permission from the Princeton University Communications office..Alice Chang: Perspective on the future of Princeton mathematics
    Name: Sun-Yung…

  • The Mathematics Department expects to support up to 10 undergraduate mathematics majors for a research program each summer.  This program will require the students to be on campus for a total of 8 weeks during the summer period, where that total period of time could be split into two or three…

  • Mathematics Department member Claudiu Raicu has been awarded the 24th Princeton University Engineering Council “Excellence in Teaching” Award on February 22, 2012.  The recipients of this aware are nominated by students taught by faculty and winners are selected by the E-Council and GEC for “…