Recent awards

Past undergraduate awards (McShane, Floyd, and Putnam prizes)

Karen Parshall to Receive 2018 AMS Whiteman Prize

December 1, 2017
Karen Parshall

Commonwealth Professor of Mathematics and History Karen Hunger Parshall will receive the 2018 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize of the AMS for her outstanding work in the history of mathematics, and in particular, for her work on the evolution of mathematics in the USA and on the history of algebra, as well as for her substantial contribution to the international life of her discipline through students, editorial work, and conferences.

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Nicholas Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang named 2018 AMS Fellows

November 20, 2017
Nicholas Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang

Professors Nicholas J. Kuhn and Weiqiang Wang have been named 2018 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society:

  • Nicholas Kuhn “For contributions to homotopy theory, group cohomology and representation theory”
  • Weiqiang Wang “For contributions to Lie theory and representation theory and service to the mathematical community”

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2017 Award Winners

April 13, 2017

The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the following prize winners for the 2016-2017 year:

  • E.J. McShane Prize:
    • Peter Dillery
    • Bradley Zykoski
  • Edwin E. Floyd Prize:
    • Stephen Davis
    • Ian Johnson
  • Putnam Prize:
    • Collin Berman
    • Alec Zhang

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Assistant Professor Thomas Koberda

February 27, 2017
Thomas Koberda

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Assistant Professor Thomas Koberda as a Sloan Research Fellow for 2017, an honor awarded to 126 early-career scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada. Only 20 were given nation-wide to mathematicians. The two-year, $60,000 fellowships are awarded to scientists "in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field," according to the organization's website. Researchers are considered based on nominations, and then selected by an independent panel of senior scientists.

List of 2017 Sloan Fellows

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Xiang Wan Receives Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

May 31, 2016

We are happy to announce that the department of mathematics’ Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for 2015-16 has been awarded to Xiang Wan. As winner of the departmental award, Xiang was nominated to compete for a University-wide award, and was selected as one of the top 15 of a very accomplished group of teachers. He was presented with a Jefferson Cup in honor of his achievement.

The department also recognizes two graduate teaching assistants with Honorable Mentions for our teaching award: they are Peter Bonventre and Jonathan Simone. All three of these outstanding GTAs will receive recognition and a cash prize at this year’s graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to Xiang, Peter, and Jon!

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Congratulations to Award Recipient Jiahua Liu

April 22, 2016

We are proud to report that Jiahua Liu has been selected to receive the International Studies Office Award for international undergraduate student academic excellence. He will be honored at the awards ceremony for graduating international students and their families this May. Congratulations, Jiahua Liu!

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