Joye Chen, class of '23, received honorable mention from the 2023 Alice T. Schafer Prize, awarded by the Association for Women and Mathematics and named for Alice T. Schafer (1915–2009), one of the founders of AWM and its second president, who contributed greatly to women in mathematics…

# News

The AMS has announced that professor Nicholas Katz will receive the 2023 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement "for his landmark contributions to number theory and arithmetic geometry."

From the citation:

Katz’s fundamental articles and monographs have benefited the mathematical…

Professor Igor Rodnianski will share the American Mathematical Society's 2023 Bôcher Memorial Prize with Frank Merle, Pierre Raphaël, and Jérémie Szeftel for "their groundbreaking work establishing the existence of blow-up solutions to the defocusing NLS equation in some supercritical regimes…

Joshua Evan Greene of Boston College, who earned his PhD at Princeton in 2009, has been selected to receive the 2023 Levi L. Conant Prize.

The prize, awarded by the American Mathematical Society, recognizes the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the …

Professor June Huh has been named one of 25 2022 MacArthur Fellows for "Discovering underlying connections between disparate areas of mathematics and proving long-standing mathematical conjectures."

Melanie Matchett Wood *09 is also among this year's class of fellows.

The…

Professor Bhargav Bhatt has been named the 2022 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize Recipient "for his revolutionary contributions to algebraic geometry in mixed characteristic through a new synthesis of ideas in topology, algebra and arithmetic.

The citation reads, "An algebraic…

Professor Noga Alon has been awarded the 2022 Knuth Prize, awarded by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the IEEE Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing (TCMF) "for major research accomplishments and contributions to the…

Ana Caraiani of the Class of 2007, Veblen Research Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow from 2013 to 2016, received one of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation’s New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes for "diverse transformative contributions to the Langlands program, and in particular for work with…

Professor Maria Chudnovsky 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…

Professor Emeritus Elliot Lieb has been awarded the 2022 Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize and the 2022 Dirac Medal.

For the Gauss Prize Lieb is recognized for "deep mathematical contributions of exceptional breadth which have shaped the fields of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics,…

Professor June Huh was awarded the Fields Medal on July 5th. The International Math Union recognizes Huh for "bringing the ideas of Hodge theory to combinatorics, the proof of the Dowling–Wilson conjecture for geometric lattices, the proof of the Heron–Rota–Welsh conjecture for matroids, the…

Barry Mazur *59, Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, was awarded the 2022 Chern Medal. The medal is awarded every four years at the International Congress of Mathematicians "to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding…

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon presented Professor Paul Seymour with an honorary doctorate on June 23rd. Seymour was one of two distinguished recipients this year.

Professor John Pardon has been awarded the 2022 Clay Research Award for his "wide-ranging and transformative work in geometry and topology, particularly his ground-breaking achievements in symplectic topology." Presented annually at the Clay Research Conference, The Clay Research Awards …

Professor Noga Alon has been awarded the 2022 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Professor Alon shares this year's prize with Ehud Hrushovski, Merton Professor of Mathematical Logic at the University of Oxford, for their "remarkable contributions to discrete mathematics and model theory with…

Sarah Peluse, a Veblen Research Instructor, is the recipient of the Dénes König Prize for the 2022 year. The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University on June 14-16, in recognition of Peluse's lecture, "Quantitative Bounds in the…

Paul Seymour was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society on May 10th. Seymour is the recipient of many prizes, including the Ostrowski Prize, and the D. R. Fulkerson Prize (four times).

The Royal Society was founded in the 1660s to promote “the development and use of science for the…

The Horizons Lectures consists of two events, a research colloquium as well as a seminar discussion on the societal impacts of the mathematics profession with the following goals:

• To discuss issues of diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.

• To provide career advice to graduate…Professor Amit Singer is one of 26 esteemed-professionals to be named as a 2022 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Singer is “being recognized for foundational contributions to mathematical data analysis and the mathematics of cryo-electron microscopy."

…Amitesh Datta has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Datta was honored for teaching (MAT 204) Advanced Linear Algebra with Applications in Spring 2020-2021.

This…

The 82nd Annual Putnam Competition was held on December 4, 2021. This year, Princeton University placed second in the team competition. The members of the team were Minjae Kwon '25, Frank Lu '23, and Aleksa Milojevic '23.

Dennis Sullivan *66, distinguished professor at Stony Brook, will receive the 2022 Abel Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, “for his groundbreaking contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric and dynamical aspects.”

Professor Charles Fefferman will share the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences with Jean-François Le Gall of Université Paris-Saclay in recognition of their fundamental contributions in two areas of mathematics that have had multiple ramifications, with applications…