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  • Professor Amit Singer has been named one of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discvoery by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. These five year grants aim to unlock the potential in the vast datasets of research today, “Science is generating data at unprecedented volume, variety and…

  • The first meeting of the Putnam Math Competition is tonight with Professor Gunning at 7:30 in Fine Hall 214. 
    The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held Saturday
    December 6th, in McDonnell A01.
    Please sign up with LeeAnn Coleman in Fine 315.
    For those…

  • Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, Edward Nelson, died peacefully at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, with his wife, Sarah, at his side.Professor Nelson received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1955. He had been appointed at Princeton as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics…

  • Drop/Add/Course SwapDrop/Add/Course Swap Procedures For Fall 2014
    If there is space in the course you want, you can make your changes in SCORE without special math department permission.
    Students who want to change sections within one of the multisection courses like 103, 104, 201,…

  • LeeAnn Coleman, the undergraduate administrator, has moved her office to Fine 315.

  • Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal for his contributions to number theory!The Fields Medal is one of mathematics' most prestigious prizes. It is awarded every four years to between two and four mathematicians 40 years old and younger at…

  • On July 2 the University of Witwatersrand conferred an honorary doctorate to Professor Peter Sarnak. Sarnak is an alumnus of the University of Witwatersrand, and the citation notes his contributions to the development of mathematics in South Africa. For more information and the full citation,…

  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Economics Harold W. Kuhn died peacefully in his sleep on July 2, 2014 in New York City, where he and his wife, Estelle (nee Henkin) lived since 2005. He would have been 89 on July 29th.Professor Kuhn received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1950. He had been…

  • On Tuesday, June 24th Professor Emeritus John Conway was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza. The conference and celebration in honor of Professor Conway marked the official opening of the Grigore Moisil Institute. For more information on the award…

  • Andrei Pohoata '14 has been cited by the Mathematical Association of America for his work as a grader for the Mathematical Olympiad and for the two problems he submitted for the contest. The citation reads, "A primary purpose of the USAMO is to encourage young people to excellence in…

  • Highest HonorsAlan ChangEric Christopher ChenAlexander Daniel IrizaEugene Alexander KatsevichKai Zong KhorDaniel John KrizDmitriy KuniskyHoria Stefan ManiaJane Wang
    High Honors
    John Robert Lacayo AndersonLaurent Jean Barham CoteTakumi MurayamaAaron Victor SchildMinh-Tam Quang…

  •  The George B. Covington Prize in Mathematics
    Eugene Alexander Katsevich and Daniel John KrizAwarded for excellence in mathematics
    The Middleton Miller '29 Prize
    Alexander Daniel Iriza and Jane WangAwarded for best independent work in mathematics
    The Peter A.…

  • Congratulations to the Mathematics Majors in the Class of 2014!Aviv AdlerJohn Robert Lacayo AndersonAndrew John ArditoAlan ChangEric Christopher ChenAndra Ioana ConstantinescuLaurent Jean Barham CoteJay Chandler HashopAlexander Daniel IrizaDavid Carl JensenEugene Alexander KatsevichDavid Warren…

  • Alan ChangEric Christopher ChenAlexander Daniel IrizaEugene Alexander KatsevichKai Zong KhorDaniel John KrizDmitriy KuniskyAaron Victor SchildMinh-Tam Quang TrinhJane Yue WangEvangelie May Leurgans ZachosQiuyi ZhangFeng ZhuMichael Hongyu Zhu

  • Professor Peter Sarnak will receive Princeton's Phi Beta Kappa award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The award has been given annually since 2004, and the recipients are chosen by undergraduates in the academic honor society. Also receiving this distinction this year is Professor…

  • The spring 2014 Fine Letters, the Mathematics Department newsletter, is now available. Read about recent events in the department, new and departing faculty, notable awards, and much more.

  • The Mathematics Department will hold our 2014 Alumni Open House on Friday, May 30th. Refreshments will be served along with the following talks by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.2 p.m.: Introduction by Professor David Gabai *77,*80, Chair.
    2:05: Professor David Gabai
    2:…

  • Andrei Okounkov will deliver this year's final Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture this Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Fine Hall 214. Previous talks can be watched at http://math.princeton.edu/video.Abstract:
    Outlook
    I will explain how what we learned is applied in the enumerative…

  • Mathematics major Alex Iriza was named this year's salutatorian. Iriza will graduate with a certificate in the Program for Applied and Computational Mathematics, and will return to Princeton in the fall to pursue a masters degree in computer science. For more information, see the full…

  • Professor David Gabai, Chair and Hughes Rogers Professor of Mathematics, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy…

  • Mathematics major Eugene Katsevich has been named a 2014 Hertz Fellow. Katsevich will receive a stipend and full tuition for graduate school, and will being his Ph.D. studies at Stanford in the fall. For more information on Katsevich and the award, see here.

  • Women and Mathematics ProgramVisit to Princeton University
    Fine Hall: Monday, May 19, 2014
    For more information on the Women and Mathematics Program, see https://www.math.ias.edu/wam/2014
    9:45 AM: Shuttle bus pick-up at IAS. (Destination: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory,…

  • Congratulations to Thomas Beck, who has been selected as one of 5 Teaching Award recipients for 2014. The awards were presented at the annual Tribute to Teaching reception on April 29.

  • This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture will be "Rational curves in quiver varieties." Andrei Okouknov will deliver the lecture Friday, May 2nd, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Fine Hall 314. For videos of previous lectures, see math.princeton.edu/video.Abstract: We will…

  • Keith Devlin, renowned mathematician, Stanford University researcher and author, will present the 2014 Evnin Lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. The lecture is presented by Princeton's Council on Science and Technology.

  • Congratulations to  Professor John Mather, who has been awarded the  2014 Brouwer Prize The award will be presented at the Dutch Mathematical Conference to be held on April 16–17, 2014 at Delft University of Technology.
    Professor Mather was awarded this prize for work in the field of…

  • This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture will be Friday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 214. Videos of this year's previous Minerva Disitinguished Video Lectures can be found at: math.princeton.edu/video.Geometric R-matrices for Nakajima varieties, I
    This…

  • The Department of Mathematics Sophomore Open House will be Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Fine Hall Common Room (3rd floor).Meet faculty members and instructors
    Learn about the Mathematics Department
    Talk with math majors - discover what the undergradaute math…

  • This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture will be Friday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 214. Videos of this years previous Minerva Disitinguished Video Lectures can be found at: math.princeton.edu/video.Nakajima varieties
    Nakajima varieties are very remarkable…

  • Congratulations to Professor Yakov Sinai, who has been awarded the Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The award will be presented by the HRH The Crown Prince of Norway at a ceremony to be held on May 20, 2014 at the University of Oslo.
    Professor Sinai was awarded…

  • Congratulations to Allison Miller, Aaron Pollack, Shrenik Shah, and Bohua Zhan, who have been awarded Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation! The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support…

  • Andrei Okounkov will not deliver a Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture this week. The next lecture will be Friday, March 7, 2014. For more information, and to see video recordings of the previous lectures, see the seminar page here. 

  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the list of 2014 Sloan Research Fellows. Among those chosen is Princeton’s Benoît Pausader.The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. They are awarded in…

  • Professor Andrei Okounkov will join the Mathematics Department for the spring semester as a Minerva Distinguished Visitor.He will deliver a series of 10 lectures on  "Quantum groups and quantum cohomology". The lectures will occur Friday afternoons in Fine Hall 214. For exact times,…

  • Please view the Undergraduate Schedule page to view spring classes.

  • Professor Peter Sarnak will be awarded this year's Wolf Prize in Mathematics, citing his impact on "the development of several mathematical fields, often by uncovering deep and unsuspected connections." The citation continues, "... By his insights and his readiness to share…

  • Professor Keith Devlin will join the Mathematics Department for the spring semester as the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching! Professor Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media…

  • At this year's Celebration of Mind event at Princeton, honoring the life of Martin Gardner, the artist George Hart led students and faculty in contstructing his "Celebration of Mind," an orb made of 60 identical pieces. You can learn more about the artist at his webstie,…

  • The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held this Saturday December 7, in Fine Hall 314. The morning session begins at 10:00 am; but all participants should plan to be there at least 20 minutes before the session begins in order to check in.The morning session ends at 1:00 pm…

  • Math Seniors and Juniors,Dr. Andrea Bertozzi is visiting from UCLA.  She directs the applied math graduate program there, and is a Princeton alumnae ('87 *91).  She would like to talk to current Princeton math majors about graduate school in general and about the program at UCLA (both pure…

  • Congratulations to Professor Alice Chang, who was elected Doctor Honoris Causa of Pierre and Marie Curie University on November 13th! This degree is a mark of honorary distinction given to a scientist; it honors not only the scientific excellence of men and women, all of whom are involved in the…

  • Celebration of MindMartin Gardner and Undiluted Hocus Pocus
    October 25, 2013
    FREE PUBLIC EVENTS 
    4:30 Princeton University Press, 41 William Street, build a math sculpture with George Hart

    6:30 Public Lecture, Friend Center, 101
    Toy Models
    Lecture by Tadashi…

  • The Mathematics Department is proud to introduce our new faculty for the 2013-14 academic year:Antonio Ache (Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow)
    Ache’s research interests include the areas of Conformal Geometry, Differential Geometry, and Nonlinar Elliptic and Parabolic Partial…

  • Minerva Lecture I:  October 10, 2013Minerva Lecture II:  October 11, 2013Minerva Lecture III:  October 15, 2013To view the Minerva Lectures poster, please click here

  • This is the second year the “Department of Mathematics Graduate Teaching Award” has been given. Last year, it was awarded to Daniel Shenfeld. The award was created to recognize excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. This year’s recipients are Owen Biesel and Andrew Manion. Owen…

  • The Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award is given to the undergraduate who, at the end of the junior year, has achieved the highest academic standing for all preceding college work at the University. This year, the award is shared by Alexander Iriza and Katherine Pogrebniak.Iriza, of Astoria, N…

  • The organizational meeting for Fall 2013 Junior Seminars in Mathematics will take place Monday, September 16th at 3:00 pm in Fine Hall 322. If you are unable to attend, contact Junior Departmental Adviser Tasho Kaletha tkaletha@math.princeton.edu

  • The Department of Mathematics welcomes the Class of 2017Visit us at the ACADEMIC EXPO Monday, September 9, 2013
     INFO SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE MATH MAJORS10-11 a.m. in Frick A57
    Program Description and Requirements
    Independent Work
    Possible career tracks
    214 vs 215…

  • Jonathan Luk, who received his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Princeton in June, 2012, has been presented the Silver Prize of the New World Mathematics Awards (NWMA) for his thesis, Linear and nonlinear wave equations on black hole spacetimes (advisor: Igor Rodnianski). The NWMA is sponsored by the New…

  • The inaugural 2014 AWM-Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory is awarded to Sophie Morel in recognition of her exceptional research in number theory. The citation states that Morel is a powerful arithmetic geometer who has made fundamental contributions to the Langlands program.…