# News

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 Bonheide

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.

##### 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

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

Congratulations to the Mathematics concentrators who have been elected to

Phi Beta Kappa:

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

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.

**Low-dimensional topology and its interactions with symplectic geometry**

**June 20-22, 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)

##### 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

Sir Andrew Wiles, Princeton's James S.

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.

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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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

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.

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