News - 2018

2018 Frederic Esser Nemmers Mathematics Prize Recipient​

The 2018 Nemmers Prize in Mathematics has been awarded to Assaf Naor of Princeton University for his profound work on the geometry of metric spaces, which has led to breakthroughs in the theory of algorithms. The selection committee was Jared Wunsch of Northwestern University, Akshay Venkatesh from Stanford, and Mikhail Lyubich from Stony Brook.

Mathematics Faculty Win 2018 Linzer Grant

For the second year in a row, faculty of the Mathematics Department have been awarded a Daniel I. Linzer grant to promote equity and inclusion. This year the award went to Professors Zaslow, Alongi, Cañez, Kra, and Onnie Rogers, from Psychology, for the Causeway Postbaccalaureate Program. Last year the award went to Professors Kra, DeMarco, Getzler, and Goerss for the Graduate Research Opportunities for Women (GROW) workshops.

Prof. Andrei Suslin Passed Away on July 10, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Andrei’s major work was in the area where algebraic geometry, algebraic groups, and algebraic K-theory overlap; in particular, he is responsible for many major results that established algebraic K-theory as an important field.

Northwestern mathematician wins award at 'Oscars of Science'

Northwestern University mathematician Aaron Naber was among several awardees of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize, the so-called “Oscars of Science,” which celebrates top achievements in physics, life sciences and mathematics and is sponsored by Silicon Valley elites including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sergey Brin.

Faculty Invited to Speak at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians

Professor Laura DeMarco, Emmy Murphy, and Mihnea Popa have been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, August 2018.

Mathematics Undergraduate Alumni awarded a fellowship by the Knowles Teacher Initiative.

Nina Ozdemir, mathematics alumni of the class of '07, was chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2017 Cohort of Teaching Fellows awarding promising high school mathematics teachers early in their careers.