# News

The 2021 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition will be awarded to Noga Alon and Joel Spencer for their book, *The Probabilistic Method*, published by Wiley & Sons Inc. in 1992.

Professor Chenyang Xu will receive the 2021 Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra for his contributions to the algebraic theory of moduli for K-stable Fano varieties and working out a radically new approach to the singu

Each year the Mathematics Department recognizes junior faculty and graduate students for outstanding undergraduate teaching. This year's recipients are assistant professor Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman and graduate student Boya Wen.

Instructor Shai Evra will receive the 2020 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for outstanding contributions by individuals not exceeding the age of 32 in areas of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan in a broad sense.

Assistant Professor Aleksandr Logunov is one of three recipients of the 2021 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize for his "novel techniques to study solutions to elliptic equations, and their application to long-standin

The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Chenyang Xu as a Professor of Mathematics.

Professor Noga Alon and his collaborators **Phillip Gibbons** of Carnegie Mellon University,

Assistant Professor Aleksandr Logunov is a recipient of the one of the 10 European Mathematical Society Prizes awarded “to young researchers not older than 35 years, of European nationality or working in Europe,

Sophie Morel shares her story of discovering mathematics as a career while staying engaged with students and colleagues.

We regret to announce that John Conway, the John von Neumann Professor Emeritus of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, died April 11. He was 82.

Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a *58 graduate student of Salomon Bochner at Princeton, will receive the 2020 Abel Prize “for pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics.” He sha

Freeman J. Dyson, theoretical physicist and writer, who embraced the stunning diversity of the universe with unique spirit died on February 28, 2020 in Princeton, NJ at the age of 96.