Elias M. Stein, 1931—2018

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.

Weinan E Awarded 2019 Peter Henrici Prize
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.
Three-week Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
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 P
June Huh shares New Horizons in Mathematics Prize
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.
Evita Nestoridi, Maggie Miller, and Nicolas Boumal
Boumal, Miller, Nestoridi Receive Department Teaching Awards
This year's Junior Faculty Teaching Awards went to Assistant Professor Nicolas Boumal and Visiting Resarch Collaborator (and former Instructor) Evita Nestoridi, while the Graduate Student Teaching Award went to Maggie Miller.
Allan Sly named 2018 MacArthur Fellow
Professor Allan Sly has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation for "applying probability theory to resolve long-standing problems in statistical physics and computer science".
Alice Chang named 2019 AWM Fellow
Professor Sun-Yung Alice Chang was selected for the 2019 class of AWM Fellows by the Association for Women in Mathematics.
David Donoho '78 Receives 2018 Gauss Prize at ICM
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 ICM in Rio de Janeiro.
Akshay Venkatesh *02 Receives 2018 Fields Medal
Akshay Venkatesh was one of four recipients of the 2018 Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro. Venkatesh was cited for his synthesis of analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, topology, and representation theory.
Charles Fefferman awarded honorary degree by U. of Warwick

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

Michael Aizenman Receives Henri Poincaré Prize at ICMP
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.
Professor Michael Aizenman Named Aisenstadt Chair by CRM
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.
Mathematics Concentrators Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to the Mathematics concentrators who have been elected to

Phi Beta Kappa:

Edward L. Kaplan *51 and the Kaplan-Meier Survival Curve

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

Professor Peter Ozsváth Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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.

Geometry/Topology RTG mini conferences

Low-dimensional topology and its interactions with symplectic geometry

June 20-22, 2018 

Ashvin Swaminathan Receives 2018 Morgan Prize
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.
Assaf Naor
Professor Assaf Naor Awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize
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".
Georgios Moschidis
Georgios Moschidis Receives Princeton's Top Honor for Graduate Students
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.
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Undergraduate Princeton Preview


Mathematics major Ryan Chen named Goldwater Scholar
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.
Former Faculty Member Robert Langlands Receives Abel Prize
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 his new mathematical insights.
Kathleen Emerson and Hansheng Diao
Diao and Emerson Honored with Excellence in Teaching Award
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 material clearly, and simply deserves to be recognized for the hard work he or she put into the course."
Princeton Putnam Team Wins Third Place and Six Students Honored
Princeton University placed third in the team competition receiving an award of $15,000 and each team member, Murilo Corato Zanarella, Zhuo Qun Song, and Xiaoyu will receive $600. Additionally, Zhuo Qun (Alex) Song and Xiaoyu Xu were recognized as part of the next ten highest ranking individuals after the Putnam Fellows with an award of $1,000 each. Rodrigo Angelo, Murilo Corato Zanarella, Andrei Graur, Eric Neyman received honorable mention. Congratulations to all the winners!
Conference Celebrating Elliott Lieb's Work, April 4-5, 2018

Wednesday, April 4
Taplin Auditorium

1:15-2:15pm Ian Jauslin (IAS)
2:30-3:30pm Rupert Frank (LMU Munich - Caltech)
4:30-5:30pm Hugo Duminil-Copin (IHES)

Three-week Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
A three-week intensive program (June 11–29, 2018) at Princeton University for 25 advanced undergraduates and first year graduate students consisting of courses in low dimensional topology and symplectic geometry.
Department Welcomes Professor Noga Alon

The Department is pleased to welcome Noga Alon as our newest professor, joint with the Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics.

Javier Gómez Serrano Receives Vicent Caselles Mathematical Research Award

Assistant Professor Javier Gómez Serrano was one of seven young mathematicians to receive the third annual Vicent Caselles Mathematical Research Award of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society.

Professor Michael Aizenman Granted Honorary Degree by Technion University

Technion University will present Professor Michael Aizenman with an honorary degree at a ceremony June 11, 2018.

Peter Sarnak
Professor Peter Sarnak Granted Honorary Doctorate by King's College London

King's College London presented Professor Peter Sarnak with an honorary doctorate on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

John Pardon
Professor John Pardon Named 2017 Packard Fellow

Congratulations to Professor John Pardon, who was named a 2017 Packard Fellow. The David and Lucile Packard foundation named 18 fellows this year, each of whom will receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

Alexandros Eskenazis, Artem Kotelskiy, and Hansheng Diao
Congratulations to This Year's Graduate Student and Junior Faculty Teaching Award Winners!

This is the fifth year the “Department of Mathematics Graduate Teaching Award” has been given. Last year, it was awarded to Charles Stibitz and Anibal Velozo Ruiz. The award was created to recognize excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

Allan Sly
Professor Allan Sly awarded NSF Career grant

Congratulations to Professor Allan Sly for being awarded an NSF Career grant. With this five year grant Professor Sly will study "stochastic processes and embeddings on networks."

2017 Simons Investigators
Professors Igor Rodnianski, Amit Singer, and Allan Sly named 2017 Simons Investigators
The Simons Foundation has named Princeton professors Igor Rodnianski, Amit Singer, and Allan Sly as Simons Investigators in 2017. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions.
Department Mourns Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977—2017

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Princeton faculty member from 2004 through 2008 and the first woman to win a Fields Medal, died on Friday, July 14, of breast cancer.Professor Mirzakhani received her Ph.D.

Congratulations to the Mathematics Concentrators Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
Congratulations to the Mathematics Concentrators Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, has had a Princeton chapter since 1898. Membership is based on general academic performance throughout the college course; normally about a tenth of a class is elected.

János Kollár
Professor János Kollár Awarded 2017 Shaw Prize

Professor János Kollár has been awarded the 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics.

Anibal Velozo Receives Graduate School Teaching Award

Anibal Velozo, a fourth year graduate student, was one of ten recipients of the 2017 Graduate School Teaching Award. Anibal has also shared this year's departmental graduate student teaching award with Charles Stibitz.About the award:

Annual Department Spring Recital: Thursday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.

Our Annual Department Spring Recital will be held on Thursday, April 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium (w/brief intermission). We have a wonderful program this year.

Professor John Pardon '11 Receives NSF Waterman Award

Professor John Pardon has received a National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award, which is the nation's highest honor for scientists and engineers younger than 35.

Professors Michael Aizenman and Manjul Bhargava *01 Named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professors Michael Aizenman and Manjul Bhargava *01, along with five other Princeton faculty members, have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year.

Putnam Team Takes 2nd Place, Among Numerous Recognitions

Good news from this year's Putnam Competition!Princeton's team of Eric Schneider, Alex Song and Xiaoyu Xu won 2nd place.

The Department Mourns Professor Emeritus Gerard Washnitzer *50

It is with deep regret that we must report the death of Gerard Washnitzer, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, who died on April 2, 2017. Professor Washnitzer did his doctoral work at Princeton under Salomon Bochner,  receiving his Ph.D. in 1950.

Sophomore Open House: Thursday, April 6, 3:30p.m.

Sophomore Open HouseThursday, April 6, 20173:30 – 4:30 p.m.Fine Hall Common Room (3rd Floor)
Meet faculty members and instructors
Learn more about the Mathematics Department

Hansheng Diao and Christine Taylor Honored with Excellence in Teaching Awards

Mathematics Department members Hansheng Diao and Christine Taylor were awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Student Councils on March 2, 2017.

Assistant Professors Nicholas Sheridan, Han Liu, and Four Department Alumni Named 2017 Sloan Fellows in Mathematics

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the list of 2017 Sloan Research Fellows, which includes seven Princeton faculty members.

Professor Michael Aizenman Elected Foreign Member of Academia Europaea

Professor Michael Aizenman 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, medi