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  • First year graduate student Nina Zubrilina is the recipient of the 2020 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student for "her research in the areas of analysis and analytic number theory... characterized by her independent vision…

  • Professor Assaf Naor has been awarded the 2019 Ostrowski Prize in Higher Mathematics in recognition of his pioneering achievements at the interface of the geometry of Banach spaces, the structure of metric spaces and algorithms.

    The Ostrowski Prize was established by Alexander Markovich…

  • June Huh has appointed as the Robert and Luisa Fernholz Visiting Professor of Mathematics for the 2019-20 academic year. Huh was previously a Veblen Fellow in Mathematics at Princeton and is a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

    Huh’s research focuses on geometry,…

  • The Department's annual teaching awards were announced at a special tea on Wednesday, October 16. This year the awards went to Assistant Professor Jonathan Hanselman and graduate students Colin Defant, Danny Nam, and David Villalobos Paz. The awards are given by the senior faculty and are based…

  • Assistant Professor Aleksandr Logunov has been awarded a 2019 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. This year’s class features 22 early-career scientists and engineers, who will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

    The Packard Fellowships in Science…

  • Instructor Daniel Álvarez-Gavela was awarded the Vicent Castelles Prize at a ceremony October 3rd, 2019 by the BBVA Foundation and the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society..

    The 2019 Vicent Caselles Mathematics Research Prize was given to six young researchers in the field of mathematics…

  • Professor Noga Alon and his co-authors Raphy Yuster and Uri Zwick will receive the 2019 Nerode Prize of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science. The Nerode Prize is given annually for a leading paper in the field of parameterized complexity.

  • Professor Allan Sly will receive the 2019 Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability. The award will be presented at a ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley, in early 2020.

    The Prize commemorates Michel Loève, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley…

  • Alex Eskin *93, the University of Chicago'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…

  • 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,…

  • Elias Menachem Stein, a Princeton University mathematician for more than 50 years, died on Dec. 23 from complications related to mantle cell lymphoma. He was 87.

    Stein, the Albert Baldwin Dod Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, was a pioneer in the field of harmonic analysis, an area of…

  • Professor Weinan E  will receive the 2019 Peter Henrici Prize at the 9th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, July 15-19, 2019 in Valencia, Spain.

    SIAM and ETH Zürich jointly award the Peter Henrici Prize to recognize original contributions to applied analysis…

  • A three-week intensive program at Princeton University for 25 advanced undergraduates and first-year graduate students consisting of courses in geometric analysis.  Geometric analysis is the branch of mathematics which uses methods in analysis and PDE to study problems in geometry. The goal of the…
  • June Huh, a visiting associate research scholar in mathematics at Princeton and a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, will receive a 2019 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize.

    Huh studies the geometry, topology and combinatorics of algebraic varieties. Huh shares the…

  • The Department annual teaching awards were announced at a special tea on Monday, October 15. This year's Junior Faculty Teaching Awards went to Assistant Professor Nicolas Boumal and Visiting Research Collaborator (and former Instructor) Evita Nestoridi, while the Graduate Student Teaching Award…

  • Professor Allan Sly has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation. The foundation cites Professor Sly's work "applying probability theory to resolve long-standing problems in statistical physics and computer science".

    The MacArthur Fellows program began in 1981 and…

  • Professor Sun-Yung Alice Chang was selected for the 2019 class of AWM Fellows by the Association for Women in Mathematics "for shattering the glass ceiling and inspiring women mathematicians to follow her lead; for her leadership of the Princeton mathematics department and her extraordinary…

  • Princeton alum David Donoho '78, Stanford's Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, was awarded the 2018 Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro for his fundamental contributions to the mathematical,…

  • Akshay Venkatesh was one of four recipients of the 2018 Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro. Venkatesh, who completed his Ph.D. at Princeton in 2002 under the supervision of Peter Sarnak, was cited for his synthesis of analytic number theory,…

  • Professor Charles Fefferman received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Warwick at their summer graduate ceremonies July 17-25.

  • Professor Michael Aizenman was awarded the Henri Poincaré prize at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematical Physics in Montreal for his seminal contributions to quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, and disordered systems in which he pioneered innovative techniques that demonstrate…

  • The Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) has named Professor Michael Aizenman its Aisenstadt Chair for its fall thematic semester on the mathematical challenges in many-body physics and quantum information. Professor Aizenman will deliver a series lectures at this program September 24, 25,…

  • Congratulations to the Mathematics concentrators who have been elected to

    Phi Beta Kappa:

    Dylan James Altschuler, Rodrigo Sanches Angelo, Enric Boix, Alexandre Perozim de Faveri, Jeffrey Kuan, Soonho Kwon, Jiahuang Lin, Jessica Shi, Roger Wolcott Van Peski, Joshua Xu Wang, …

  • In  1958  Edward L Kaplan *51 and Paul Meier *51  (both former students of John Tukey) published an innovative statistical method in the Journal of the American Statistical Association to estimate survival curves when including incomplete observations. The Kaplan–Meier (KM) method became the…

  • Peter Ozsváth, Professor of Mathematics, is one of 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Also elected from Princeton this year are Sanjeev Arora, Professor of Computer Science; Orley…

  • Low-dimensional topology and its interactions with symplectic geometry

    June 20-22, 2018 

    Symplectic geometry and its interactions with low-dimensional topology

    June 28-29, 2018

    There will be two mini-conferences in conjunction with the 2018 Princeton RTG Geometry/…

  • Graduate student Ashvin Swaminathan received the 2018 Morgan Prize for "his exceptional research in algebraic geometry, number theory, and combinatorics, which has appeared in numerous well-regarded professional level journals" as an undergraduate at Harvard. 

    The AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and…

  • Professor Assaf Naor has been named the 2018 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize Recipient "for his profound work on the geometry of metric spaces, which has led to breakthroughs in the theory of algorithms".

    The award announcement notes that "Naor has discovered structural…

  • Georgios Moschidis is one of four winners of this year’s Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students, along with Chantal Berman, Cole Bunzel and Matthew Edwards. 

    The fellowships support the students’ final year of study at Princeton and are…

  • INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE MATHEMATICS MAJORS

    Why Major in Mathematics?

    Mathematics is one of the most versatile majors at Princeton and students here have the opportunity to work with some of the best mathematicians in the world in a wide variety of fundamental areas of both…

  • By Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Princeton junior Ryan Chen has been awarded a one-year Goldwater Scholarship, an annual award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. 

    Chen, a mathematics major from…

  • Robert P. Langlands has been awarded the 2018 Abel Prize for his work dating back to January 1967. He was then a 30-year-old associate professor at Princeton, working during the Christmas break. He wrote a 17-page letter to the great French mathematician André Weil, aged 60, outlining some of…

  • Mathematics Department instructor Hansheng Diao and graduate student Kathleen Emerson were awarded this year's Excellence in Teaching Award by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils. This student-nominated award is for a professor or TA who "was especially dedicated, taught…

  • The 78th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, organized by the Mathematical Association of America, includes the Unites States and Canada. In 2017, 4,638 students from 575 institutions participated and spent two 3 hour sessions solving 12 problems.

    Princeton University…