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 morn
Congratulations to Professor Alice Chang, who was elected Doctor Honoris Causa of Pierre and Marie Curie University on November 13th! This degree is a mark of honorary distinction given to a scientist; it honors not only the scientific excellence of men and women, all
This is the second year the “Department of Mathematics Graduate Teaching Award” has been given. Last year, it was awarded to Daniel Shenfeld. The award was created to recognize excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
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 tkal
The Department of Mathematics welcomes the Class of 2017Visit us at the ACADEMIC EXPO Monday, September 9, 2013
INFO SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE MATH MAJORS10-11 a.m. in Frick A57
Program Description and Requirements
Please come to the Fine Hall common room on the 3rd floor to hear about some of the current research going on in the Math Department, mingle with your former professors, and meet future mathematicians.Speakers and times:
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.
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.
Elliott Lieb, professor of mathematics and Higgins professor of physics at Princeton University, was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society as a Foreign Member on May 2, 2013. For more information on Professor Lieb and the Royal Society, click here.
Like Schrödinger’s cat, it was only supposed to be a thought experiment to elucidate the strange mathematics of quantum mechanics.Now, the 46-year-old Kochen–Specker theorem, which describes the quantum dance of observer and observed,has passed its toughest test yet i
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, fancifu
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 maj
The Princeton team earned an honorable mention in this year's William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Congratulations to Bowei Liu who had one of the top 25 individual scores and received an award of $250.
Manjul Bhargava, Princeton's Brandon Fradd, Class of 1983, Professor of Mathematics, has been featured for his Freshman Seminar, "The Mathematics of Magic Tricks and Games." For the full article, click here
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR MATHEMATICS MAJORS, 2013:Once again, the Princeton University Mathematics Department expects to support up to 10 undergraduate mathematics majors for a research program this summer. Participating students will be required to be on campus for a tota
The Spring Junior Seminar in Mathematics organizational meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb 12, at 4:30 in Fine Hall 314. The leaders of each seminar, Professors Weinan E, Elias Stein and Stefan van Zwam will give a brief presentation on their topics.
A new set of Minerva lectures will be delivered by Professor Terence Tao from UCLA Department of Mathematics. The schedule for his lectures is as follows:Monday, February 11th, 4:30pm in A02 McDonnell Hall
Arthur Strong Wightman, Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics, Emeritus and former Chair of our department, died on January 13, 2013.Professor Wightman received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1949 and joined Princeton that same year. He retired in 1992.
Philip Homes and John Guckenheimer are receiving the 2013 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition. Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics.
Yakov Sinai, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, is receiving the 2013 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics.