# News

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.

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.

Assistant Professor Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman is one of five Princeton faculty among 128 early career scholars named Sloan Research Fellows for 2021.

Former graduate students Maggie Miller *20 and Georgios Moschidis *18 have been named 2021 Clay Research Fellows.

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.

June Huh has appointed as the Robert and Luisa Fernholz Visiting Professor of Mathematics for the 2019-20 academic year.

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:

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.

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.

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.