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2023 NU Math Teaching Awards Reception

On Friday May 26th, NU Mathematics faculty members, graduate students, and staff gathered at an outdoor reception to celebrate the faculty members who have received the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Mathematics Awards.  Presented by Department Chair, Prof. Ben Weinkove, this year's recipients are Prof. Geoffrey Bentsen, Prof. Cristina Sizemore, and Prof. Apurva Nakade.

2023 NU Graduate Student Award Reception

Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Elton Hsu, presented the 2023 Graduate Student Awards on May 26th.  Zhenyi Chen received the 2023 Gelfand Prize for service to the Mathematics graduate community.  Yuxin Zhou received the 2023 Graduate Award for Best Thesis.  Alex Karapetyan and Anthony McCormick each received the 2023 Excellence as a Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards.

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2023 Graduation Reception for Math Majors and Minors

On Monday, June 12th the NU Mathematics Department will host a reception to celebrate the graduation of all the 2023 Math Majors and Minors from 1:00-2:30p on the lawn behind Lunt Hall.  To all 2023 graduates: congratulations on your academic achievements and best wishes on your future endeavors!

Mathematics News


NU Math Graduate Students Receive NSERC Scholarships

NU Mathematics graduate students, Alex Karatepyan and Curtis Grant, have received a Postgraduate Scholarship from the Natural Science and Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral program awards financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in doctoral programs in the natural sciences and engineering.

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Prof. Xiumin Du Receives Prestigious CAREER Award from NSF

NU Mathematics faculty member, Prof. Xiumin Du, has received a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the foundation’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members. She will receive almost $500,000 over five years to study “Weighted Fourier extension estimates and interactions with PDEs and geometric measure theory”.

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Prof. Aaron Peterson Awarded 2023 University Teaching Award

NU Mathematics faculty member, Prof. Aaron Peterson, has been awarded the 2023 Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professorship of Instruction. This is the highest award given by the university for teaching track faculty, recognizing Prof. Peterson’s outstanding instruction and mentoring. Click here for more information.
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Steve Zelditch 1953-2022



Steve Zelditch, a Founder of the Field of Quantum Chaos, Is Remembered as an Enthusiastic Mathematician, Colleague and Teacher

Professor Steve Zelditch, an esteemed and much-loved member of the NU mathematics department, tragically died of cancer on September 11, 2022. We held a memorial event for Steve Zelditch on Wednesday October 26, which included talks on Zelditch's work followed by a memorial reception.   Please click on the 'Read More' for the article from Northwestern Now.
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