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Geometry and TopologyA conference in honor of Martin Bendersky's seventieth birthday and in commemoration of our friend and colleague Sam Gitler

Please click the link below to view the spring 2015 course offerings in the mathematics department. The course schedule is tentative and subject to change.

The Mathematics Department and the Council on Science and Technology are pleased to announce a Public Lecture by Jordan Ellenberg, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Congratulations to Professor Manjul Bhargava, who has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science AcademyThe election cites Professor Bhargava’s “spectacular work with his discovery of composition laws of higher degree, originally discovered by CF Ga

Math Seniors

Reminder this Thursday Oct. 16th at 4:30, in Fine 110 our Senior Adviser, Professor Paul Yang will host an information session for you. Refreshments will be served.

Professor Barry Mazur will deliver the Fall 2014 Minerva Lecture Series. Mazur received his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1959 and is currently the Gerhard Gade University Profesor and Senior Fellow at Harvard.

Professor Amit Singer has been named one of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discvoery by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 George B. Covington Prize in Mathematics

Eugene Alexander Katsevich and Daniel John KrizAwarded for excellence in mathematics

The Middleton Miller '29 Prize

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 Alex

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

Highest HonorsAlan ChangEric Christopher ChenAlexander Daniel IrizaEugene Alexander KatsevichKai Zong KhorDaniel John KrizDmitriy KuniskyHoria Stefan ManiaJane Wang

High Honors

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.

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.

Andrei Okounkov will deliver this year's final Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture this Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Fine Hall 214.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

This week's Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lecture will be Friday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 214.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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".

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, "...

Professor Keith Devlin will join the Mathematics Department for the spring semester as the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching!

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.

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 morn

Math Seniors and Juniors,Dr.

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

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

The Mathematics Department is proud to introduce our new faculty for the 2013-14 academic year:Antonio Ache (Instructor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow)

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