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    Professors Alex Ionescu, Sergiu Klainerman, Fernando Codá Marques, John Pardon, and Peter Sarnak were elected to the 2018 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding…

  • King's College London presented Professor Peter Sarnak with an honorary doctorate on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. A mini-conference to celebrate the award to Professor Sarnak was held at Goodenough College, London WC1, on 24 October, and Professor Sarnak delivered a colloquium at that event and…

  • Congratulations to Professor John Pardon, who was named a 2017 Packard Fellow. The David and Lucile Packard foundation named 18 fellows this year, each of whom will receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

    In 1988, the Packard Foundation established the Packard…

  • This is the fifth year the “Department of Mathematics Graduate Teaching Award” has been given. Last year, it was awarded to Charles Stibitz and Anibal Velozo Ruiz. The award was created to recognize excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. This year’s recipients are Alexandros…

  • Congratulations to Professor Allan Sly for being awarded an NSF Career grant. With this five year grant Professor Sly will study "stochastic processes and embeddings on networks."

    The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National…

  • The Simons Foundation has named Princeton professors Igor Rodnianski, Amit Singer, and Allan Sly as Simons Investigators in 2017. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions.…

  • Maryam Mirzakhani, a Princeton faculty member from 2004 through 2008 and the first woman to win a Fields Medal, died on Friday, July 14, of breast cancer.Professor Mirzakhani received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2004, and was then hired as an assistant professor at Princeton University…

  • Sir Andrew Wiles, Princeton's James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford was awarded the 2017 Copley Prize by the Royal Society.First awarded in 1731, the Copley Medal is the Royal Society…

  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, has had a Princeton chapter since 1898. Membership is based on general academic performance throughout the college course; normally about a tenth of a class is elected. The society takes its name from the initials of its…

  • Professor János Kollár has been awarded the 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics. Professor Kollár shares this year's prize with Clair Voisin, professor at the Collège de France, for their "remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed the field and led to the…

  • Anibal Velozo, a fourth year graduate student, was one of ten recipients of the 2017 Graduate School Teaching Award. Anibal has also shared this year's departmental graduate student teaching award with Charles Stibitz.About the award:
    Every year the Graduate School presents graduate…

  • Professor John Pardon has received a National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award, which is the nation's highest honor for scientists and engineers younger than 35. The prize carries a five-year, $1 million grant.Pardon was recognized for "revolutionary, groundbreaking results in…

  • Our Annual Department Spring Recital will be held on Thursday, April 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium (w/brief intermission). We have a wonderful program this year. Come out and celebrate spring and the end of the academic year!  And, as always, there will be a Reception following in the…

  • Professors Michael Aizenman and Manjul Bhargava *01, along with five other Princeton faculty members, have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year. They are among 228 leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition…

  • Good news from this year's Putnam Competition!Princeton's team of Eric Schneider, Alex Song and Xiaoyu Xu won 2nd place.
    Eric Schneider and Murilo Zanarella earned N1 distinction (6th-14th place) and sophomore Simona Diaconu won the Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize as highest…

  • It is with deep regret that we must report the death of Gerard Washnitzer, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, who died on April 2, 2017. Professor Washnitzer did his doctoral work at Princeton under Salomon Bochner,  receiving his Ph.D. in 1950. After appointments at MIT and Johns Hopkins…

  • Sophomore Open HouseThursday, April 6, 20173:30 – 4:30 p.m.Fine Hall Common Room (3rd Floor)
    Meet faculty members and instructors
    Learn more about the Mathematics Department
    Talk with math majors – discover what the undergraduate math experience is all about
    Refreshments…

  • Mathematics Department members Hansheng Diao and Christine Taylor were awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils on March 2, 2017. This student-nominated award is for a professor or TA who "was especially dedicated, taught the…

  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the list of 2017 Sloan Research Fellows, which includes seven Princeton faculty members. Receiving fellowships in mathematics are Assistant Professors Nicholas Sheridan and Han Liu, an Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Financial…

  • Professor Michael Aizenman 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…

  • Congratulations to Assistant Professor Vlad Vicol for being awarded an NSF Career grant. With this five year grant Dr. Vicol will study "nonlinear stability mechanisms and boundary layer singularities in fluid flows."The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation…

  • Professor John N. Mather passed away Saturday, January 28th at his home in Princeton.Professor Mather completed his doctorate at Princeton in 1967 under the supervision of John Milnor, and held positions at IHES and Harvard University before returning to Princeton as a professor in 1975, a…

  • Congratulations to Professor Fefferman *69, who has been awarded a 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for his work in a number of areas, including complex multivariate analysis, partial differential equations and sub-elliptical problems. He shares this prize with Richard Schoen of the University of…

  • The Indian Academy of Sciences has elected Professor Manjul Bhargava *01 as an honorary fellow.The Indian Academy of Sciences was founded and registered as a society in 1934 with the aim of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science, in both pure and applied branches. It strives…