The Spring 2015 Undergraduate Course Offerings are Now Available

Please click the link below to view the spring 2015 course offerings in the mathematics department. The course schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Public Lecture: Jordan Ellenberg - How to Get Rich Playing the Lottery, December 11, 2014

The Mathematics Department and the Council on Science and Technology are pleased to announce a Public Lecture by Jordan Ellenberg, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professor Manjul Bhargava elected Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy

Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been elected a Foreign Fellow  of the Indian National Science AcademyThe election cites Professor Bhargava’s “spectacular work with his discovery of composition laws of higher degree, originally discovered by CF Ga

Special Presentation to Undergraduates on Applying to Grad School and Working in the Industry this Thursday

Math Seniors 
Reminder this Thursday Oct. 16th at 4:30, in Fine 110 our Senior Adviser, Professor Paul Yang will host an information session for you. Refreshments will be served.

Barry Mazur Will Deliver the Minerva Lecture Series this October 14,15 & 17

Professor Barry Mazur will deliver the Fall 2014 Minerva Lecture Series. Mazur received his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1959 and is currently the Gerhard Gade University Profesor and Senior Fellow at Harvard.

Professor Amit Singer Named Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery

Professor Amit Singer has been named one of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discvoery by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Putnam Math Competition Meeting September 30th.

The first meeting of the Putnam Math Competition is tonight with Professor Gunning at 7:30 in Fine Hall 214. 
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held Saturday
December 6th, in McDonnell A01.

Undergraduate Drop/Add/Course Swap Information

Drop/Add/Course SwapDrop/Add/Course Swap Procedures For Fall 2014
If there is space in the course you want, you can make your changes in SCORE without special math department permission.

Professor Emeritus Edward Nelson Passed Away September 10th

Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, Edward Nelson, died peacefully at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, with his wife, Sarah, at his side.Professor Nelson received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1955.

The Undergraduate Office Has Moved to Room 315

LeeAnn Coleman, the undergraduate administrator, has moved her office to Fine 315.

Professor Manjul Bhargava awarded the 2014 Fields Medal

Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal for his contributions to number theory!The Fields Medal is one of mathematics' most prestigious prizes.

Professor Peter Sarnak Presented Honorary Doctorate by University of Witwatersrand

On July 2 the University of Witwatersrand conferred an honorary doctorate to Professor Peter Sarnak. Sarnak is an alumnus of the University of Witwatersrand, and the citation notes his contributions to the development of mathematics in South Africa.

Portrait © Mariana Cook 2008
Professor Emeritus Harold W. Kuhn died on July 2, 2014

Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Economics Harold W. Kuhn died peacefully in his sleep on July 2, 2014 in New York City, where he and his wife, Estelle (nee Henkin) lived since 2005. He would have been 89 on July 29th.Professor Kuhn received his Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus John Conway awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza.

On Tuesday, June 24th Professor Emeritus John Conway was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza. The conference and celebration in honor of Professor Conway marked the official opening of the Grigore Moisil Institute.

Andrei Pohoata '14 cited by USA Mathematical Olympiad

Andrei Pohoata '14 has been cited by the Mathematical Association of America for his work as a grader for the Mathematical Olympiad and for the two problems he submitted for the contest.

The Mathematics Department Congratulates the Following Majors Receiving Honors

Highest HonorsAlan ChangEric Christopher ChenAlexander Daniel IrizaEugene Alexander KatsevichKai Zong KhorDaniel John KrizDmitriy KuniskyHoria Stefan ManiaJane Wang
High Honors

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

Congratulations to the Mathematics Majors in the Class of 2014!Aviv AdlerJohn Robert Lacayo AndersonAndrew John ArditoAlan ChangEric Christopher ChenAndra Ioana ConstantinescuLaurent Jean Barham CoteJay Chandler HashopAlexander Daniel IrizaDavid Carl JensenEugene Alex

Congratulations to Mathematics Concentrators Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Alan ChangEric Christopher ChenAlexander Daniel IrizaEugene Alexander KatsevichKai Zong KhorDaniel John KrizDmitriy KuniskyAaron Victor SchildMinh-Tam Quang TrinhJane Yue WangEvangelie May Leurgans ZachosQiuyi ZhangFeng ZhuMichael Hongyu Zhu

The Mathematics Department Congratulates This Year's Undergraduate Prize Winners

 The George B. Covington Prize in Mathematics
Eugene Alexander Katsevich and Daniel John KrizAwarded for excellence in mathematics
The Middleton Miller '29 Prize

Professor Peter Sarnak to be Honored with Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award

Professor Peter Sarnak will receive Princeton's Phi Beta Kappa award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The award has been given annually since 2004, and the recipients are chosen by undergraduates in the academic honor society.

The Spring 2014 Fine Letters is Now Available

The spring 2014 Fine Letters, the Mathematics Department newsletter, is now available. Read about recent events in the department, new and departing faculty, notable awards, and much more.

The 2014 Alumni Open House will be Friday, May 30th, beginning at 2 p.m.

The Mathematics Department will hold our 2014 Alumni Open House on Friday, May 30th. Refreshments will be served along with the following talks by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.2 p.m.: Introduction by Professor David Gabai *77,*80, Chair.

This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Andrei Okounkov - Outlook

Andrei Okounkov will deliver this year's final Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture this Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Fine Hall 214.

Professor David Gabai has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor David Gabai, Chair and Hughes Rogers Professor of Mathematics, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research.

Alex Iriza named salutatorian

Mathematics major Alex Iriza was named this year's salutatorian. Iriza will graduate with a certificate in the Program for Applied and Computational Mathematics, and will return to Princeton in the fall to pursue a masters degree in computer science.

The program for the 2014 Women and Mathematics program day at Fine Hall is now available

Women and Mathematics ProgramVisit to Princeton University
Fine Hall: Monday, May 19, 2014
For more information on the Women and Mathematics Program, see

Thomas Beck has been awarded a 2014 graduate student teaching award

Congratulations to Thomas Beck, who has been selected as one of 5 Teaching Award recipients for 2014. The awards were presented at the annual Tribute to Teaching reception on April 29.

Math Major Eugene Katsevich Named 2014 Hertz Fellow

Mathematics major Eugene Katsevich has been named a 2014 Hertz Fellow. Katsevich will receive a stipend and full tuition for graduate school, and will being his Ph.D. studies at Stanford in the fall. For more information on Katsevich and the award, see here.

This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Andrei Okounkov - Rational curves in quiver varieties

This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture will be "Rational curves in quiver varieties." Andrei Okouknov will deliver the lecture Friday, May 2nd, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Fine Hall 314.

Professor Keith Devlin to give 2014 Evnin Lecture

Keith Devlin, renowned mathematician, Stanford University researcher and author, will present the 2014 Evnin Lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104.

Congratulations to Professor John Mather, who has been awarded the 2014 Brouwer Prize

Congratulations to  Professor John Mather, who has been awarded the  2014 Brouwer Prize The award will be presented at the Dutch Mathematical Conference to be held on April 16–17, 2014 at Delft University of Technology.

This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Andrei Okounkov - Geometric R-matrices for Nakajima varieties, I

This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture will be Friday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 214.

Join us for the Sophomore Open House, Thursday, April 10 at 3:30

The Department of Mathematics Sophomore Open House will be Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Fine Hall Common Room (3rd floor).Meet faculty members and instructors
Learn about the Mathematics Department

This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Andrei Okounkov - Nakajima Varieties

This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture will be Friday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 214. Videos of this years previous Minerva Disitinguished Video Lectures can be found at: varieties

Professor Yakov Sinai Awarded the 2014 Abel Prize

Congratulations to Professor Yakov Sinai, who has been awarded the Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The award will be presented by the HRH The Crown Prince of Norway at a ceremony to be held on May 20, 2014 at the University of Oslo.

4 Princeton graduate students awarded NSF postdoctoral fellowships

Congratulations to Allison Miller, Aaron Pollack, Shrenik Shah, and Bohua Zhan, who have been awarded Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation! The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

There will be no Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture this week

Andrei Okounkov will not deliver a Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture this week. The next lecture will be Friday, March 7, 2014. For more information, and to see video recordings of the previous lectures, see the seminar page here. 

Congratulations to Professor Benoit Pausader, who has been named a Sloan Fellow in Mathematics

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the list of 2014 Sloan Research Fellows.

The Mathematics Department welcomes Andrei Okounkov, Minerva Distinguished Visitor

Professor Andrei Okounkov will join the Mathematics Department for the spring semester as a Minerva Distinguished Visitor.He will deliver a series of 10 lectures on  "Quantum groups and quantum cohomology".

The spring 2014 undergraduate schedule has been posted.

Please view the Undergraduate Schedule page to view spring classes.

Professor Peter Sarnak to be awarded the 2014 Wolf Prize in Mathematics

Professor Peter Sarnak will be awarded this year's Wolf Prize in Mathematics, citing his impact on "the development of several mathematical fields, often by uncovering deep and unsuspected connections." The citation continues, "...

The Mathematics Department welcomes Keith Devlin, Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching!

Professor Keith Devlin will join the Mathematics Department for the spring semester as the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching!

Watch George Hart's "Celebration of Mind" orb being assembled

At this year's Celebration of Mind event at Princeton, honoring the life of Martin Gardner, the artist George Hart led students and faculty in contstructing his "Celebration of Mind," an orb made of 60 identical pieces.