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September 24, 2018

Join us in welcoming 15 new graduate students to the Mathematics Department this fall.
Pictured: Front row, left to right: Slava Naprienko, Sophie Libkind, Shuli Chen, Wyatt Mackey, Libby Taylor
Middle row, left to right: Sanchit Chaturvedi, Yang Liu, Mark Selke, Sean Cotner, Rodrigo Angelo
Back row, left to right: Lie Qian, Daren Chen, Sammy Luo, Panos Dimakis, Pranav Nuti

September 24, 2018

The International Council for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) has awarded Stanford Mathematics Professor George Papanicolaou the 2019 Lagrange Prize. According the ICIAM website, the Lagrange Prize “was established to provide international recognition to individual mathematicians who have made an exceptional contribution to applied mathematics throughout their careers.” The 2019 prizes will be presented at the next ICIAM Congress in Valencia, Spain from July 15-19, 2019.

August 13, 2018

Mathematics professor, Jacob Fox, has become the new director of the Mathematics Research Center (MRC), effective August 1, 2018. Professor Fox takes over the directorship from Professor Soren Galatius who served as director from 2014-2018. Fox’s research interests include combinatorics, geometry, number theory, and probability.
The MRC is vital to sustain the research activities of both pure and applied mathematics in the Stanford Mathematics Department.

August 1, 2018

Stanford Mathematics Professor Akshay Venkatesh has been awarded the 2018 Fields Medal. The Fields Medal is one of the highest honors in mathematics, awarded every four years to 2-4 mathematicians under 40 years of age at the International Congress of Mathematics. The award recognizes outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and the promise of future achievement. This year’s Congress took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

July 9, 2018

Professor Akshay Venkatesh is one of sixteen named Simons Investigators for 2018. Professor Venkatesh is one of three named in Mathematics. The Simons Foundation describes the major focus of his work being “the topology of locally symmetric spaces, in particular on new phenomena that occur when ones leave the setting of Shimura varieties.” Professor Venktatesh joins Stanford Physics professor Xiao-Liange Qi in this year’s group of Simons Investigators.

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