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  • There will be a celebration and remembrance of Arthur Wightman and his science this Sunday, March 10, at Princeton University.

  • Congratulations to Zeev Dvir, Assistant Professor, who has been awarded a two-year Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship!

  • Congratulations to Anna Wienhard, Assistant Professor, who has been awarded a two-year Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship!

  • The Spring Junior Seminar in Mathematics organizational meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb 12, at 4:30 in Fine Hall 314. The leaders of each seminar, Professors Weinan E, Elias Stein and Stefan van Zwam will give a brief presentation on their topics. If you are unable to attend, please speak…

  • A new set of Minerva lectures will be delivered by Professor Terence Tao from UCLA Department of Mathematics. The schedule for his lectures is as follows:Monday, February 11th, 4:30pm in A02 McDonnell Hall
    Wednesday, February 13th, 4:30pm in in A02 McDonnell Hall
    Thursday, February…

  • Congratulations to Professor Alexander (Sasha) Sodin, who was awarded the 2012 Haim Nessyahu Prize in Mathematics.The Israel Mathematical Union considered six excellent Ph.D. theses which were submitted, all worthy of the prize, and after discussing their stengths and contributions, reached the…

  • Congratulations to Professor Sophie Morel, who has been awarded an EMS Prize for Young Researches at the 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow. EMS prizes were awarded to 10 young researchers not older than 35 years, of European nationality or working in Europe, in recognition of…

  • Arthur Strong Wightman, Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics, Emeritus and former Chair of our department, died on January 13, 2013.Professor Wightman received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1949 and joined Princeton that same year. He retired in 1992. Professor Wightman was 90 years …

  • Yakov Sinai, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, is receiving the 2013 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. The prize will be awarded on…

  • Philip Homes and John Guckenheimer are receiving the 2013 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition. Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. The prize will be awarded on Thursday, January 10, 2013,…

  • Main Speakers:* Alice Guionnet (MIT)
    * Michel Ledoux (Toulouse)
    * Elchanan Mossel (Berkeley)
    * Assaf Naor (NYU)
    Junior Speakers:
    * Marcel Nutz (Columbia)
    * Percy Wong (Princeton)
    Registration is free and will be open until March 15, 2013. The…

  • MAT 100 - Fri, Jan 18, 1:30 p.m., Fine Hall 214MAT 103 - Wed, Jan 16, 9:00 a.m., McCosh Hall 50
    MAT 104 - Wed, Jan 16, 1:30 p.m., McCosh Hall 10
    MAT 175 - Thu, Jan 24, 1:30 p.m., Frick Chemistry Laboratory B02
    MAT 201 - Fri, Jan 18, 9:00 a.m., McCosh Hall 46, McCosh Hall 50…

  • Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been awarded the Infosys Prize 2012 by the Infosys Science Foundation in Bangalor, India.The Infosys Prize is awarded in recognition of "outstanding research contributions across six catagories: Engineering & Computer science,…

  • The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held on Saturday, December 1st in Jadwin A10. 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.There are a few openings for students…

  • The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is awarded annually for outstanding contributions by young mathematicians to areas influenced by Srinivasa Ramanujan.  Zhiwei joins an impressive list of mathematicians, including the following who received their Ph.D. at Princeton: Terence Tao (Ph.D. 1996), Kannan…

  • Minerva lectures continue with Prof. Ian Agol from UC Berkeley talking about 3-Manifolds and The Virtual Haken Conjecture.  Lectures will be held on:Monday, October 22, 4:30pm in A01 McDonnell HallTuesday, October 23, 5:30pm in A01 McDonnell HallThursday, October 25, 5:30pm in A01 McDonnell Hall…

  • "The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction."  For more information: http://www.macfound.org/fellows/862/

  • Professor J-P. Serre will be in residence from Oct 8-19!  He will, in particular, be delivering the inaugural Minerva lectures on Oct 10, 15, and 17 at 4:30pm in McDonnell A01.Video recordings of these lectures are now available at the links above

  • The Princeton Undergraduate Math Club has recently compiled a comprehensive Guide for Math Students intended for undergraduates interested in mathematics. The Guide includes an extensive Course Guide, as well as sections on Summer Opportunities, Undergraduate Research, Combining Math with Other…

  • The first joint junior seminar and organizational meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 4:30pm.  All juniors are encouraged to attend!Junior seminars for the Fall 2012:
    Michael Damron: "Random Walks"
    Sophie Chen: "Famous Problems of Geometry"

  • Congratulations to Juanhe Tan '13, who was recognized by President Tilghman at the Opening Exercises on Sunday, September 9, 2012 with the Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award.The Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award is given to the undergraduate who, at the end of their junior year, has…

  • On behalf of the Mathematics Department welcome to the inaugural issue of Fine Newsletter.We constantly feel the need to reach out to each other and share information on "what is happening at Fine Hall". Over the years, we also felt the urge to share the information with our alumni and…

  • The Princeton Mathematics Department mourns the loss of former colleague, Bill Thurston (a faculty member here from 1974-1991) who died Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Bill's contributions to mathematics are immeasurable. We join our colleagues at Cornell University (where Bill was appointed at…

  • Professors Manjul Bhargava and Amit Singer have been appointed as Simons Investigators by the Simons foundation in the inaugural year of the program.The Simons Investigator Award is a 5-year program where the Simons Investigator will receive research support each year.
    The award…

  • Academia Sinica (Taiwan, Republica of China) held its biennial Convocation of Academicians from July 2 to July 5 culminating in the announcement of the 2012 list of Academicians on July 5, 2012. Professor Alice Chang was one of 20 new Academicians and 1 Honorary Academician that were elected. …

  • Professor Zeev Dvir (jointly appointed Assistant Professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department) is the recipient of the Dénes König Prize for the 2012 year. The prize was awarded at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, which was held at Dalhousie University in Halifax,…

  • A workshop on Extensive Form Games will be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, June 11-12 2012. The workshop represents a continuation of the series of small conferences that the Institute has hosted in previous years. This time the workshop is dedicated to Harold Kuhn’s…

  • PrizesThe George B. Covington Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Xue Liu and Shotaro Makisumi for excellence in mathematics.
    The Middleton Miller ’29 Prize has been awarded to Edgar Dobriban, Oleg Lazarev and Chuen-Ming Mike Wong for the best independent work in mathematics.

  • A conference entitled "Recent Progress in Langrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics" in honor of John Norman Mather's 70th birthday is currently being held at Ens de Lyon (June 4th-June 9th, 2012).  More information can be found at the conference website.

  • Today, May 25th 2012, the 2011 Fermat Prize for mathematical research was officially awarded to Manjul Bhargava, the Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics and the Brandon Fladd, Class of 1983, Professor of Mathematics, and mathematics professor Igor Rodnianski.  The prize was awarded…

  • Our Systems Staff, Josko Plazonic and Mike Barone, and Jennifer Johnson (our Associate Departmental Representative) have been working tirelessly with a variety of people within our department and OIT Web Development Services to update the information and streamline our site. We hope you will be…

  • Here is the final exam schedule for the Spring 2012 term.MAT 102 - Sun, May 20 1:00 p.m., Fine Hall 314
    MAT 104 - Wed, May 16 1:30 p.m., McDonnell Hall A02
    MAT 200 - Sat, May 19 9:00 a.m., McDonnell Hall A01
    MAT 201 - Wed, May 16 7:30 p.m., McDonnell Hall A02
    MAT 202 -…

  • Panorama of Topology - A Conference in Honor of Prof. William Browder is going to be held at Princeton May 8-11th, 2012.  Click on the previous link for more information.

  • Mathematics Department is holding this years Sophmore Open House on Tuesday April 10th, 2012 in Fine Hall Common Room from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.* Meet faculty members and instructors* Learn more about the Mathematics Department* Talk with math majors – discover what the undergraduate math experience…

  • Prof. Alice Chang has been featured in the March 12, 2012 issue of the Princeton University Bulletin.  The following article is reproduced with permission from the Princeton University Communications office..Alice Chang: Perspective on the future of Princeton mathematics
    Name: Sun-Yung…

  • The Mathematics Department expects to support up to 10 undergraduate mathematics majors for a research program each summer.  This program will require the students to be on campus for a total of 8 weeks during the summer period, where that total period of time could be split into two or three…

  • Mathematics Department member Claudiu Raicu has been awarded the 24th Princeton University Engineering Council “Excellence in Teaching” Award on February 22, 2012.  The recipients of this aware are nominated by students taught by faculty and winners are selected by the E-Council and GEC for “…

  • John Pardon '11 has received the 2012 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student.  The Morgan Prize is presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for…

  • The 2011 Fermat Prize for mathematical research has been awarded to Manjul Bhargava, the Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics and the Brandon Fladd, Class of 1983, Professor of Mathematics, and mathematics professor Igor Rodnianski. The Toulouse Mathematics Institute in France has…

  • Professor Amit Singer has received the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. He is among 94 researchers at American…

  • Adam Classen Hesterberg (Class of 2011 and Mathematics Major) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Hungary in Mathematics, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.Hesterberg is one of over 1,600 U…

  • A major international conference in honor of the lifetime accomplishment of Prof. Elias Stein on the occasion of his 80th birthday was held May 16-20, 2011.  Please check the conference website archive for program, photographs, talks and other information.

  • A graduate student and post-doc workshop on Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry was held at the Princeton University on March 14-16, 2011.  More information on the workshop's website.

  • Summer Workshop in Mathematics - Women in Math - for rising high school seniors interested in Mathematics was held at the Mathematics Department from June 16-25th 2010.  For further details please check the website archive.

  • On Monday, May 17th 2010, Professor Zoltan Szabo has been elected as an honorary member of Hungarian Academy of Science.József Pálinkás, President of the Hungarian Academy of Science, opened the 180th General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, attended also by President of the…

  • Summer Workshop in Mathematics - Women in Math - for rising high school seniors interested in Mathematics was held at the Mathematics Department from June 11-19th 2009.  For further details please check the website archive.

  • A major internation conference, The Power of Analysis, was held at Princeton University on May 4-8, 2009, in honor of the extraordinary research accomplishments of Charles Fefferman, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.  Please check the conference website for further information.

  • Geometry and the Imagination - a conference in honor of BIll Thurston's 60th birthday was held at Princeton June 7-11, 2007.  Please check the conference website for further information.