News - 2018
Northwestern Graduate, Samuel Cavazos, Recognized by Geometry Labs United
November 26, 2018
Northwestern University's Mathematics Prof. John Alongi and Prof. Aaron Peterson Named to the 2018-19 ASG Faculty Honor Roll.
November 2, 2018
Prof. John M. Alongi received his PhD in Mathematics from Northwestern University, and is currently the Director of Mathematical Experience for Northwestern Undergraduates (MENU), as well as a Professor of Instruction in the Department of Mathematics. According to students, Prof. Alongi is "awesome" and "dedicated to his students' learning." He was nominated for his work in Mathematics 285. We are honored to present this distinction to Dr. Alongi.
Prof. Aaron Peterson received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics. According to a student, Dr. Peterson "is not only very interested in the subject, but is also very concerned that students learn the material in a way that is demonstrated by his approachability, his enthusiasm, and his overall teaching method". He was nominated for his work in Mathematics 224: Integral Calculus of One-Variable Functions and Mathematics 325: Complex Analysis. We are honored to present this distinction to Dr. Peterson.
October 29, 2018 – from American Mathematical Society
Northwestern University Mathematics Professor Valentino Tosatti has been named as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.
October 22, 2018 – from Math.northwestern.edu
The annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition consists of 12 challenging problems. Prizes are awarded to the individuals and teams with the highest scores. Questions will be included that cut across the bounds of various disciplines and self-contained questions that do not fit into any of the usual categories may be included.
Mathematics Department Faculty Promotions
October 8, 2018
The department is pleased to announce the following promotions and to congratulate these deserving colleagues: Santiago Canez has been promoted to Associate Professor of Instruction. John Francis has been promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics, Eugene Kushnirksy has been promoted to Associate Professor of Instruction, and Emmy Murphy has been promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics.
Faculty members Tuca Auffinger and Gang Lui were individually awarded a Gold Prize for their papers by the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians.
September 11, 2018
Tuca Auffinger and his coauthor Wei-Ku Chen authored a paper on "The Parisi measure has a unique minimizer" in Communications in Mathematical Physics. Gang Liu authored a paper on "Gromov-Hausdorff limits of Kaehler manifolds and the finite generation conjecture" in the Annals of Math.
August 20, 2018 – from Northwestern Now News
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.
July 13, 2018 – from 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.
Prof. Andrei Suslin Passed Away on July 10, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia
July 10, 2018
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.
May 2, 2018 – from Northwestern.edu
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.
February 2, 2018 – from International Congress Of Mathematics
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.
January 10, 2018 – from Northwestern Now News
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. Back to top