Prof. Nalini Anantharaman Awarded 2020 Nemmers Prize in Mathematics
Prof. Nalini Anantharaman was awarded the 2020 Frederick Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics “for her profound contributions to microlocal analysis and mathematical physics, in particular to problems of localization and delocalization of eigen functions.” A visit to Northwestern University campus and a lecture series will be planned (likely 2021-22). Anantharaman is a professor at the Institute for Advanced Mathematical Research at the University of Strasbourg. She studies quantum chaos, dynamical systems, the Schrödinger equation, and harmonic analysis on large graphs. Analysis and mathematical physics are the main focus of Nalini Anantharaman’s research.
Frederick Esser Nemmers Prize recipients are selected in even-numbered years and, as a condition of the award, spend several weeks in residence at Northwestern University interacting with students and faculty. Seminars and conferences are often held in conjunction with their visits.
NU Math Dept Alumni, Kitty Yang, Receives WCAS Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
Szu Ting Kitty Yang received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award by Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2019-20. (The award deliberations were delayed due to the pandemic). Each year the College selects three teaching assistants to receive Weinberg College Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Awards, one per Division. A student-faculty Committee on Teaching Awards evaluates nominations from departments and undergraduate students and recommends candidates to the Dean. The award carries a cash stipend of $1,000. Excellence in work with undergraduates is the primary criterion of the award.
Kitty Yang graduated from Northwestern University in 2020 and is now a postdoc at the University of Memphis.