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  • 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." 

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Professor Emeritus Elliott Lieb was awarded the 2021 Medal of the Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Mathematics and Physics, or ESI, and will receive the 2022 American Physical Society (APS) Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research.

    The ESI honors Lieb "for his deep and groundbreaking…

  • The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has announced that Veblen Research Instructor Sarah Peluse will receive the 2022 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize and Jacob Tsimerman *11, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Princeton's Fall 2021 Minerva Distinguished Visitor, will receive…

  • June Huh will be appointed as Professor of Mathematics, effective July 1, 2021. Huh was previously the Robert and Luisa Fernholz Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Princeton and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

    Huh’s research focuses on geometry, topology, and…

  • The Simons Foundation has named Princeton professors June Huh and Assaf Naor as Simons Investigators in 2021. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions. A Simons Investigator…

  • Undergraduate math major Isabella Khan has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, an annual award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. 

    One- and two-year Goldwater Scholarships cover tuition, fees, room and board up to…

  • Peter Constantin, John Von Neumann Professor of Mathematics and director of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics was one of 120 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2021.

  • Professors Peter Ozsváth and Shou-Wu Zhang are among nine Princeton faculty named to endowed professorships by Princeton's Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2021. Ozsváth will be named the Sheila and David Manischewitz ’59 Professor of Mathematics and Zhang the Eugene Higgins Professor of…

  • Department of Mathematics Horizons Seminar

    Horizons Seminar: A Conversation with Thought Leaders who are Transforming Mathematics through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Thursday, Apr 29 at 5:30 PM. 

    The Horizons Lectures consists of two events, a research colloquium as well as…

  • Andrew Majda, Professor Emeritus at the Courant Institute and a Professor at Princeton from 1984 to 1994, passed away March 12, 2021.

    Majda received his PhD from Stanford University in 1973 under the supervision of Ralph S. Philips. Majda's recent work focused on stochastic statistical…

  • The Mathematics Department will be holding a Virtual Sophomore Open House on Friday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m.  Dr. Mark McConnell, the Junior Advisor, will be speaking on Zoom, and will be joined by several current Math majors. If you need the Zoom link, please e-mail the Undergraduate…

  • Graduate students Ashvin Swaminathan and Mohan Swaminathan have been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Mohan was honored for teaching MAT 204 in Spring 2020 while Ashvin is…

  • Assistant Professor Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman is one of five Princeton faculty among 128 early career scholars named Sloan Research Fellows for 2021.
     
    Sloan Research Fellows are selected on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become…

  • Former graduate students Maggie Miller *20 and Georgios Moschidis *18 have been named 2021 Clay Research Fellows. Four Clay Research Fellowships were awarded this year on the basis of exceptional quality of the candidates' research and their promise to become mathematical leaders.

    Miller…

  • 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.

    Now in its fourth edition, The Probabilistic Method is an invaluable toolbox for both the beginner and the…

  • 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 singularities of the minimal model program using K-stability.

    The Cole Prize…

  • 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. The prize is awarded annually at the International Conference in Number Thsory at SASTRA…

  • The International Centre for Theoretical Physics has awarded Carolina Araujo *04, a researcher at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries.

    The prize is in recognition of…

  • 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-standing problems in nodal geometry." This year's other recipients are Bhargav Bhatt *…

  • The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Chenyang Xu as a Professor of Mathematics. A leader in Algebraic Geometry with a focus on birational geometry, Professor Xu completed his PhD here at Princeton in 2008 under the supervision of Professor János Kollár. Xu was a CLE Moore…

  • Professor Fernando Codá Marques was named one of four 2020 Simons Investigators in Mathematics, along with Alexei Borodin (MIT), Ciprian Manolescu (Stanford), and Zhiwei Yun (MIT).

    The citations notes his recent work, in collaboration with André Neves, developed a full Morse theory for…

  • Professor Noga Alon and his collaborators Phillip Gibbons of Carnegie Mellon University, Yossi Matias of Google and Tel Aviv University, and Mario Szegedy of Rutgers University are the recipients of the ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for seminal work on the foundations of…

  • 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, in recognition of excellent contributions in  mathematics.”

    Every four years…

  • 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.   

    John Conway was a professor at Princeton since 1987.  He has been honored with numerous awards; he…

  • The Canadian Mathematical Society announced that Princeton Instructor Duncan Dauvergne is named the 2020 Doctoral Prize recipient. Dr. Dauvergne will present a prize lecture and receive his award at the CMS Winter meeting in Montreal, Québec, December 4-7, 2020.

    The Doctoral Prize…

  • 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 shares the prize with Gregory…

  • 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.

    The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), which was Dyson’s academic home for more than 60 years,…

  • Assistant Professor Gabriele Di Cerbo was 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 material clearly, and simply deserves to be…

  • Congratulations to the following Princeton students who placed “Honorable Mention” in the 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition:

    Kiril Bangachev, Class of 2022 Jackson Blitz, Class of 2021 Fatih Kaleoglu, Class of 2020 Frank Lu, Class of 2023 Aleksa Milojevic, Class of…