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…

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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:

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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.

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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

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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 Hart6:30 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

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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.…

Please come to the Fine Hall common room on the 3rd floor to hear about some of the current research going on in the Math Department, mingle with your former professors, and meet future mathematicians.Speakers and times:

2:10: Professor Christopher Skinner 2:25: Shrenik Shah (graduate…The spring 2013 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.

Congratulations to all of the winners from this year's Putnam Mathematical Competition, where the Princeton University team received honorable mention. Bowie Liu '13 ranked in the top 25 participants and received a $250 award. Receiving honorable mention from Princeton were: Arka…

Mathematics major Xinyi Chen '15 has been awarded a \$100,000 "20 under 20" fellowship from the Thiel Foundation. The fellowship awards 20 students under 20 years of age with \$100,000 over two years to start a company. Chen had participated in the Tigerlabs startup accelerator…

Elliott Lieb, professor of mathematics and Higgins professor of physics at Princeton University, was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society as a Foreign Member on May 2, 2013. For more information on Professor Lieb and the Royal Society, click here.

Like Schrödinger’s cat, it was only supposed to be a thought experiment to elucidate the strange mathematics of quantum mechanics.Now, the 46-year-old Kochen–Specker theorem, which describes the quantum dance of observer and observed,has passed its toughest test yet in the real world. The test,…

NEW COURSE: Fall 2013, MAT 301 (HA): The History of Mathematics, Tues & Thurs 1:30-2:50pm.Behind the famous names and seemingly-timeless theorems of your mathematics classes, there is a rich and fascinating history filled with controversies, blind alleys, fanciful inspirations, and social…

Manjul Bhargava, the Brandon Fradd, Class of 1983, Professor of Mathematics, is one of 84 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences. Also elected from Princeton this year are Susan Fiske, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Pyschology, and professor of psychology and public affairs;…

Juggling Mathematics and Magic8:00 pm, Monday, April 22, 2013

McCosh 50, Princeton University

The mystery of magic and the art of juggling have surprising links to interesting ideas from mathematics. In this talk, Professor Graham will illustrate some of these connections.

…Two Princeton students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.The 2012-13 winners are juniors Eric Chen and Daniel Kriz, both mathematics majors. Chen is from…

The Princeton team earned an honorable mention in this year's William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Congratulations to Bowei Liu who had one of the top 25 individual scores and received an award of $250. Congratulations also to Arku Adhikari, Wesley Cao, Alan Chang, David…

Manjul Bhargava, Princeton's Brandon Fradd, Class of 1983, Professor of Mathematics, has been featured for his Freshman Seminar, "The Mathematics of Magic Tricks and Games." For the full article, click here

Congratulations to Aaron Pixton, a current 4th-year graduate student, who has been appointed to a five-year Clay Research Fellowship beginning September 1, 2013.Aaron Pixton will receive his Ph.D. in 2013 from Princeton University under the supervision of Rahul Pandharipande. His research is in…

Congratulations to Shrenik Shah, currently a teaching assitant and 4th-year graduate student, who has been honored by his students for excellent teaching in MAT 201: Multivariable Calculus.