Professor Manjul Bhargava *01 Elected Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences

The Indian Academy of Sciences has elected Professor Manjul Bhargava *01 as an honorary fellow.The Indian Academy of Sciences was founded and registered as a society in 1934 with the aim of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science, in both pure and ap

Annual Teaching Awards Go To Sheridan, Stibitz, Velozo, and Vicol

The Department's annual teaching awards were announced at a special tea on Monday, October 10.

Professor Allan Sly Receives Doeblin Prize

During the 2016 Bernoulli World Congress in Toronto, Allan Sly was awarded the Doeblin Prize from the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability.

Professor Peter Sarnak Awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of St. Andrews

At its June, 2016 graduate ceremony, the University of St. Andrews awarded Professor Peter Sarnak with an honorary degree. Professor Sarnak was one of nine distinguished recipients this year.

Professor Amit Singer Named National Finalist for Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Professor Amit Singer has been named a National Finalist for Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

Assistant Professor Adam Marcus Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Assistant Professor Adam Marcus was awarded an NSF career grant, New Techniques for High Dimensional Systems.

Q&A with Professor Manjul Bhargava *01 at the Princeton Garden Theater, Friday, May 13

Join Professor Manjul Bhargava *01 for a question and answer session after the 6:45 p.m. screening of The Man Who Knew Infinity at the Princeton Garden Theater, Friday, May 13.

Professor Peter Ozsváth *94 Elected Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Professor Peter Ozsváth *94 has been elected a Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for his work in the topology of 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds and his proof of the Thom conjecture with Professor Zoltán Szabó.

Yuliy Sannikov '00, professor of economics and former math major, receives John Bates Clark Medal in Economics

Yuliy Sannikov '00, a professor of economics who received is A.B. in mathematics at Princeton, has been awarded the 2016 John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association (AEA).

Professor János Kollár Receives 2016 Nemmers Prize and is Named Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to Professor Kollár, who has been awarded the 2016 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize for "his fundamental contributions to algebraic geometry, including the minimal model program and its applications, the theory of rational connectedness an

Putnam Team Takes 3rd Place, and 10 Other Students Receive Recognition

The results from the 2016 William Lowell Putnam competition are in, and we are proud to announce that Princeton's team of Rodrigo Angelo, Andre Arslan and Eric Schneider came in 3rd place.Individually, Senior Bumsoo Kim finished in the top 6, and Xiaoyu Xu was in

Public Lecture - The Man Who Knew Infinity: April 11, 6:45 p.m., McCosh 50

Join Professor Bhargava *01 (Associate Producer), Devika Bhise (Actress), Matt Brown (Writer & Director), Ed Pressman (Producer), Betsy Rodger '95 (IFC Films), and Tristine Skyler '93 (Executive Producer) for a discussion on the life and work of Ramanuja

Department Remembers John Coleman Moore (1923-2016)

The Mathematics Department has just been informed of the passing of Professor Emeritus John C. Moore, who died on January 1st at the age of 92. He was considered a leading figure in the areas of homotopy theory and homological algebra.

Professor Shou-Wu Zhang named 2016 Simons Fellow

Congratulations to Professor Shou-Wu Zhang for being named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Mathematics by the Simons Foundation.

Sir Andrew J. Wiles Receives 2016 Abel Prize

Congratulations to Sir Andrew J. Wiles, James S.

Professor Stefanos Aretakis Named 2016 Sloan Fellow

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the list of 2016 Sloan Research Fellows.

Daniel Spielman to Deliver Spring 2016 Minerva Lectures, March 21, 23, & 25

The Mathematics Department is happy to announce that Daniel Spielman, Yale University Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics, will deliver the Spring 2016 Minerva Lectures.

Analysis, PDEs, and Geometry: A Conference in Honor of Sergiu Klainerman January 26-29, 2016

The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce Analysis, PDEs, and Geometry: A conference in honor of Sergiu Klainerman. For registration, schedules, and abstracts, please see the conference webpage.Dates:
January 26-29, 2016, Princeton University.

New directions in statistical mechanics and dynamical systems A conference dedicated to 80th birthday of D. Ruelle and Y. Sinai.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015:10 am:                         Hillel Furstenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) - Title TBA
11:10 am:                    Peter Sarnak (Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study) - Title TBA

Professor Codá Marques Shares 2016 AMS Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry

Fernando Codá Marques and André Neves (Imperial College London and Princeton faculty member from 2005-2009) will receive the 2016 AMS Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry.

3 Princeton Professors Named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Professors Alice Chang, Mihalis Dafermos, and Shou-wu Zhang have been named fellows of the American Mathematical Society for 2016.Chang was sited for her "contributions to geometric analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, and harmonic analysis;"

Undergraduates: Professor Paul Yang Hosting Special Session on Next Steps for Juniors and Seniors

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT SPECIAL PROGRAMDear Math Seniors & Juniors,
 Have you been thinking about THE NEXT STEP – applying to graduate school or working in the industry?
 Professor Paul Yang is hosting a special session:

Celebration of the Life and Work of John F. Nash, Jr. - October 24, 2015

Lectures on John Nash’s work by:Mikhail Gromov  Eric MaskinSergiu KlainermanJános KollárPublic Lecture by:Sylvia Nasar

Gauthier, Gómez Serrano, and Levine Receive Department Teaching Awards

Each year the Mathematics Department recognizes junior faculty and graduate students for exceptional undergraduate teaching.

Jacob Tsimerman *11 Awarded 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

The Ramanujan Prize was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding work by young mathematicians in fields related to the work of the late Srinivasa Ramanujan -- the age limit for the prize is 32.  Tsimerman is recognized for his work on the Andre-Oort Conjecture and

The Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition Will Take Place December 5, 2015

We invite all students who wish to participate in this mathematical exam competition to register via email - larushin@princeton.eduFor those interested in practicing their problem solving, we are working on weekly practic

Professor Bhargava *01 Awarded Honorary Degrees from 2 Institutions

Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava *01, who has been awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Bates College and the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras.

Professor Emeritus John H. Conway's Life Featured in Print and Online

The life and mind of Professor Emeritus John Horton Conway are in the news after publication of Genius at Play, The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway, by Siobhan Roberts. Excerpts from the book were recently featured in The Guardian, and be read here.

John Tukey 100th Birthday Celebration at Princeton University Will Take Place Friday, September 18, 2015

The conference will be held at Princeton University on September 18, 2015.

Professor Christopher Skinner *97 named 2015 Simons Investigator

The Simons Foundation has named Professor Christopher Skinner *97 one of the 2015 Simons Investigators.

The Math Department mourns the deaths of John F. and Alicia Nash

Senior Research Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia died Saturday, May 23, 2015, while returning from the Abel Prize ceremonies in Norway.Dr. Nash received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1950.

Please Join Us for Our Alumni Open House, Friday, May 29 2-3:30 pm

Please join the Mathematics Department for our annual Alumni Open House, Friday, May 29 from 2-3:30 pm in the Fine Hall common room (3rd floor).

The Spring 2015 Issue of Fine Letters is Now Available

This has been an exciting year in the Mathematics Department. Read about recent awards, our new faculty and staff, and the myriad succesful events we hosted throught the year in the Spring newsletter. Click here to view this year's issue! 

Professor Manjul Bhargava awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Republic of India

This award is for distinguished service of high order. It was presented by President Pranab Mukherjee on April 8, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Presidential Residence, in New Delhi, India.

Professor Yakov Sinai Elected Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa of Tel Aviv University

This degree is conferred “in recognition of [his] illustrious career as one of the most prominent mathematicians of our time [and his] crucial research over the past 50 years on dynamical systems, mathematical and statistical physics, probability theory, [and] mathema

Women and Mathematics - Princeton Day will be Monday, May 18

The mathematics department will host the Princeton day of this year's Women and Mathematics program on Monday, May 18. Since 1994 the Princeton mathematics department and the Institute for Advanced Study have hosted the Women and Mathematics program.

The Annual Department Recital will be Thursday, April 30, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

 Taplin Auditorium Reception to follow in the Common Room

Yuval Wigderson '16 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Mathematics major Yuval Wigderson '16 has been awarded a 2015 Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.The Foundation was established by the United States Congress in 1986 in honor of Senator Barry Goldwater

Celebrating the work of Prof. Edward Nelson (1932-2014), April 22, 2015

12:15 - 1:15 (Fine Hall Common Room, 3rd fl.)"Ed Nelson's Work in Analysis, Especially Related to Quantum Field Theory"Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology4:30 - 5:30 pm (Fine Hall 314) "Questioning the Infinite"Greg Lawler, Uni

Sophomore Open House, Thursday, April 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This year's Sophomore Open House will be held this Thursday, April 9, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Fine Hall Common Room.Meet faculty members and instructors
Learn more about the Mathematics Department

3 Princeton Graduate Students Awarded 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulations to Irving Dai, Shreyas Tikare, and Daniel Vitek, who have been awarded 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships!

John Nash*50 Has Been Awarded the 2015 Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The award will be presented by the His Majesty King Harald V of Norway at a ceremony to be held on May 19, 2015 at the University of Oslo. Dr.

Department Manager Kathleen Applegate Receives President's Achievement Award

Congratulations to Department Manager Kathleen Applegate, who has been honored as a recipient of the President's Achievement Award.This award was established in 1997 to recognize members of the support and administrative staffs with five or more years of service