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  • Alex Eskin *93, Harvard's Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, will receive the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics "for revolutionary discoveries in the dynamics and geometry of moduli spaces of Abelian differentials, including the proof of the 'magic wand theorem' with…

  • Professor Paul Seymour received the Commemorative Medal from Comenius University in Bratislava at a ceremony on August 27. "It is an honour for us to host the world's leaders in combinatorics in the 100th year of our university. Professor Seymour is a true inspiration among them and for those…

  • Congratulations to Assistant Professor Tristan Buckmaster, Philip Isett *13 (now at Caltech) and former Assistant Professor Vlad Vicol (now at NYU) for their joint Clay Research Award in recognition of the profound contributions that each of them has made to the analysis of partial differential…

  • The Royal Society has announced that Peter Sarnak is one of 24 winners of its annual medals and awards for “scientists who have done exceptional, ground-breaking work,” said Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society.

    The Sylvester Medal is awarded annually to an outstanding…

  • Class of 2019 Mathematics Majors:

    Marius Ioan Bocanu

    Samuel Preslier Marks Jonathan Douglas Chan Arthur Mateos Ryan Christopher Chen Dylan James Mavrides Christopher Criscitiello…
  • Please join the department and its alumni for our annual alumni reception, Friday, May 31 at 2:00pm in the Fine Hall Common Room. Short talks will be delivered by:

    2:00 p.m.         Introduction by Professor David Gabai *77,*80, Chair

    2:05                Katja Vassilev (Class of…

  • Professor Noga Alon was one of 17 scientists to be nominated and elected as Honorary Members at the 191th General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

  • Goro Shimura, Princeton’s Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, died on Friday, May 3, in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 89.

    “Goro Shimura was a major research mathematician, creative and original and inspiring,” said Robert Gunning, a fellow math professor…

  • David Villalobos-Paz was among seven graduate students honored for excellence in teaching and service by the Graduate School.

    “Villalobos-Paz is an example for all of us on how to teach mathematics well,” said János Kollár, the Donner Professor of Science and professor of mathematics. “…

  • Professor Manjul Bhargava was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Society. Bhargava will be formally admitted as a fellow of the Royal Society at a ceremony on July 12, when he will sign the charter book in London.

    The Royal Society was founded in the 1660s to promote “the…

  • Karen Uhlenbeck, Professor Emerita of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin and a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Princeton, will receive the 2019 Abel Prize “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems, and for…

  • Assistant Professor Aleksandr Logunov has been awarded the 2018 Salem Prize for his work on the conjectures of Yau and Nadirashvili on the volumes of the zero sets of Laplacian eigenfunctions.

  • For the fourth consecutive year, instructor Hansheng Diao was awarded the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils' Excellence in Teaching Award. This student-nominated award is for a professor or TA who "was especially dedicated, taught the material clearly, and simply deserves…

  • Assistant Professor Francesco Lin has been selected to received a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship. Lin is one of 10 current Princeton faculty members in the 2019 class of fellows. Other fellows in mathematics this year include Xiuyuan Cheng *13 (PACM), now at Duke University; Philip Isett *13,…

  • Princeton University senior Ryan Chen, a mathematics major who is planning to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics with the goal of entering academia, has been selected as one of this year’s Churchill Scholars.

    Chen is one of 16 scholarship winners who will spend a year studying at the…

  • Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study and a Visiting Lecturer with Rank of Professor at Princeton, revered for the exceptional range, depth, and power of his mathematical work, passed away in Bonheiden, Belgium, on December 22,…