Prof. Coifman awarded Rolf Schock Prize


International Congress of MathematiciansProfessors Raphy Coifman, Gil Kalai and Alex Lubotzky have been invited to give plenary lectures 

Yale excels in Putnam ExamYale students performed historically well in this year’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, according to results released last week by the Mathematical Association of America, the competition’s organizers. 

Alex Lubotzky wins Israel PrizeCongratulations to Professor Alex Lubotzky on receiving the Israel Prize in 2018 for research in Mathematics and Computer Science 

Stefan Steinerberger named 2018 Sloan Fellow 

SUMRY 2018: Undergraduate Research OpportunitiesProject descriptions and applications are now available for SUMRY 2018 (Summer Undergraduate Math Research at Yale). 

Preference Selection Deadline ExtendedSince there have been recent changes to the schedule for several 

In Memoriam: Tsuneo Tamagawa, 19252017The department is saddened by the death of Tsuneo Tamagawa, Andrew W. Phillips Professor Emeritus of Mathematics on December 30, 2017 at the age of 92. Tamagawa was widely known in the mathematics field for his fundamental contributions to research on the arithmetic aspects of classical groups, which involve mathematical theories having their roots in geometry. Perhaps his most celebrated achievement was his synthesis of the socalled “Tamagawa Number,” which opened new areas of thought in a field that had been worked over heavily by number theorists for generations. His articles on mathematical theory were published in journals in both Japan and the United States. 

In Memoriam: William S. Massey, 19202017The department is saddened by the death of our colleague William Massey on June 17, at the age of 96. A service will be held on Friday June 23 at 2:00 pm at the Unitarian Church on 700 Hartford Turnpike in Hamden.


In Memoriam: George Daniel Mostow 19232017The department is saddened by the death of George Daniel Mostow, Henry Ford II Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, on April 4, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at Congregation B'nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Rd., Woodbridge Thursday afternoon, April 6th at 2 PM. 

Hee Oh awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in Natural sciencesOn April 6, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of 173 Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninetythird competition. 

SUMRY 2017: Undergraduate Research OpportunitiesThe Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Mathematics Research at Yale (SUMRY). 

Congratulations to Florencia Orosz for having been selected to receive one of the “Austin B. Creel Trust Awards”Congratulations to Florencia Orosz for having been selected to receive one of the “Austin B. Creel Trust Awards”. This award, to honor the life and legacy of Yale alumnus, Austin B. Creel, class of 1959. 

Fall 2016 Math Mornings 

Enigma lectureLecture about the "Enigma" cipher machines used by the German Armed Forces to safeguard their communications during World War II. An actual WWIIera Enigma machine will be on display. Audience members are invited to handle it, ask questions and learn how it works. By David Saltman, Center for Communications Research Princeton, Institute for Defense Analysis. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:155:15 pm in LOM 215. 

Math Mornings resumes for Fall 2016The Math Mornings outreach lecture series for local families and students resumes this fall with three lectures, by Asher Auel (Oct 16), Tarik Aougab (Nov 6) and Jessi Cisewski (Nov 13). See math.yale.edu/mathmornings for more details, and videos of previous lectures. 

Calculus advising and preregistrationCalculus advising and preregistration 

Welcome Professor Zhiwei Yun 

Congratulations to Kyle Luh for winning a Prize Teaching FellowshipCongratulations to Kyle Luh for winning a Prize Teaching Fellowship (he won previously in 2013) 

Yair Minsky designated the Einar Hille Professor of Mathematics 

2016 Richard Brodhead Prize for teaching excellenceCongratulations to Miki Havlickova! 

Mathematics PrizesThe Barge Prizes & the John Alan Lewis Prize 

AGNES Spring 2016 at Yale UniversityThe AGNES (Algebraic Geometry Northeastern Series) conference Spring 2016 will be held at Yale University, Friday April 8  Sunday April 10, with a special event (Connections for Women@AGNES) on Friday. With a distinguished lineup of speakers, AGNES Spring 2016 is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of current research in a wide range of topics in and around algebraic geometry. For more information see: www.agneshome.org/yale2016 

Three Math Mornings lectures in Fall 2015Stefan Steinerberger, Kelly Delp (Cornell) and Sam Taylor will give this fall's Math Mornings lectures. For more information see http://math.yale.edu/mathmornings 

BOOK: Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: Mathematics in the Real World 

Calculus advising and preregistration 

Jim Rolf for the Teach Better Podcast 

Susie Kimport wins Prize Teaching Fellowship 

In Memoriam: John Forbes Nash, June 13, 1928 – May 23, 2015 

Jim Rolf, Miki Havlickova and John Hall have been awarded the Rosenkrantz AwardThe Rosenkranz Awards For Pedagogical Innovation


Professor Igor B. Frenkel elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesThe induction ceremony will take place in Cambridge on Saturday, October 10, 2015; a program will follow on Sunday morning, Octover 11. The full list of new electees is available on the Academy website: www.amacad.org. 

The Art of the EquationAn exhibition of prints by famous mathematicians with an introduction by David Mumford Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:30  6:30 pm Yale University Art Gallery lobby 

Vladimir Rokhlin awarded William Benter Prize 2014A master in algorithm who has advanced the frontiers of computational mathematics and engineering has been awarded the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics 2014 by City University of Hong Kong (CityU). 

Math Mornings October and NovemberThis fall, Roger Howe, Raphy Coifman and Yair Minsky will give Math Mornings lectures for the general public, on October 12 and 19, and November 23. See here for more information: http://math.yale.edu/mathmornings 

Hee Oh to Receive 2015 AMS Satter PrizeHee Oh of Yale University will be awarded the 2015 AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas. Oh is honored for her "fundamental contributions to the fields of dynamics on homogeneous spaces, discrete subgroups of Lie groups, and applications to number theory."  See more at: AMS Satter Prize 

Sixth AhlforsBers ColloquiumThe Sixth AhlforsBers Colloquium will be held at Yale in October 2326, 2014. 

Directed Reading program begins this fallThe Directed Reading Program will pair undergraduate students together with graduate student mentors to read a mathematics text over the course of one semester. Undergraduates will receive a free copy of the book used. 

Calculus Advising and Preregistration 

REU Miniconference 2014 at Yale UniversityThe SUMRY group will host a one day conference at Yale on Friday, July 25, 2014, bringing together research active undergraduates and their mentors from New England area colleges and universities. 

Gregory Margulis to receive honorary doctorateMargulis to receive Doctor of Science from University of Chicago


Student Tropical Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2014May 810, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 

Asaf Hadari wins Undergraduate Teaching Prize 

Dennis Sullivan from Stony Brook and the Simons Center will be the PiatetskiShapiro Memorial Lecturer 

2013 Putnam Competition 

2014 Math PrizesBarge Prizes and John Alan Lewis Prize


Van Vu and Dan Spielman to speak at the 2014 ICM in SeoulBeing invited to speak at the ICM (International Congress of Mathematicians) is often regarded as one of the highest honors that a mathematician can receive. It is a truly international recognition of the depth and ground breaking impact of their research. The department congratulates Van Vu and Dan Spielman on their invitation to speak at the 2014 ICM in Seoul. 

Visiting Day Open House in MathematicsVisiting Day Open House Prospective Graduate Students, Weds., Feb 12, 2014


Alex Kontorovich wins AMS Levi L. Conant prize 

New undergraduate research opportunities in mathematics2014 Summer Undergraduate Mathematics Research at Yale (SUMRY) program 

Mostowfest: Day of lectures on geometry, analysis and groupsThe department is pleased to announce a day of lectures honoring Dan Mostow on the occasion of his 90th birthday and the award of the 2013 Wolf Prize. 

The 74th Putnam ExamSaturday, December 7, 2013


Math Mornings begin againOur outreach series of math talks starts up again this fall. First talk Sept 29 by Richard Schwartz of Brown University. See here for more. 

Welcome New Faculty 

Calculus advising and preregistrationhttp://math.yale.edu/calculusadvisingandpreregistration.html 

Meet & Greet Graduate Student Gathering 

Kimport, Logan and Luh win prize teaching fellowshipsCongratulations to Susie Kimport, Miriam Logan (again) and Kyle Luh who were named prize teaching fellows for 201314. 

Congratulations to Amanda Folsom and Alex Kontorovich who received Faculty Early Career Development AwardsCongratulations to Amanda Folsom and Alex Kontorovich, who received Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation in 20122013, the most prestigious NSF awards for junior faculty in mathematics, science, and engineering 

ConferencesThe Yale Department of Mathematics hosted the 2013 Spring meeting of the Algebraic Geometry Northeastern Series (AGNES) April 1921, 2013. 

Hahn LecturesTo Be Announced 

Hahn and Whittemore LecturesThe Hahn Lectures and the Whittemore Lectures are the department's two annual distinguished lecture series. In 2012 and 2013 we were pleased to have Jacob Lurie and Burt Totaro as speakers. 

Michael Frame wins DeVane AwardCongratulations to Michael Frame for winning one of the two 2013 DeVane awards for outstanding undergraduate teaching. 

Alex Kontorovich wins Sloan FellowshipAlex Kontorovich recently won a prestigious Sloan Fellowship. http://www.sloan.org/sloanresearchfellowships/2013sloanresearchfellows/


Orszag SymposiumA oneday symposium celebrating the scientific life of Steve Orszag (19432011) will be held in Luce Hall, Feb 22 2013. 

Mostow awarded Wolf PrizeThe Mathematics Department is very pleased to announce that George D. Mostow, Henry Ford II Professor (Emeritus), has been awarded the Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics for 2013. 

Van Vu awarded Fulkerson PrizeVan Vu has been awarded the Fulkerson Prize in 2012 for his work with J.Kahn and A.Johansson on the Shamir Problem 

Gupta, Logan and Vioreanu win prize teaching fellowshipsThree mathematics graduate students, Subhojoy Gupta, Miriam Logan and Bogdan Vioreanu, were named prize teaching fellows in 20122013.


Teaching Award for Andrew J. CassonCongratulations to Andrew J. Casson who was awarded the Dylan Hixon '88 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences. See here for the Yale News article and a video. 

Yale Math Major wins Virginia Tech Contest 

In Memoriam: Robert H. SzczarbaEmeritus Professor Robert H. Szczarba  October 18, 2011 

2011 Barge Prizes 

New FacultyThe Mathematics Department is pleased to welcome our new faculty 

In Memoriam: Steven A. OrszagThe department is saddened by the passing of Steven Orszag, Percey F. Smith Professor of Mathematics, on May 1 2011. 

Position in Mathematics InstructionThe Mathematics Department at Yale and Yale College Science and Quantitative Reasoning Center seek an individual with scholarly interests and demonstrated expertise in college mathematics education. Title and salary commensurate with experience. 

Lauer and Raj win Prize Teaching FellowshipsCongratulations to Joe Lauer and Rishi Raj for being awarded Prize Teaching Fellowships in Yale College for the year 201112. 

Benoit Mandelbrot Memorial Scientific MeetingThe Benoit Mandelbrot Memorial Scientific Meeting will be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2011. 

Feit LectureThis year's Feit Memorial Lecture will be presented by Allen Knutson of Cornell University, on Wednesday, March 23 at 4:30 pm. See our calendar for further details. 

PiatetskiShapiro LectureThis year's PiatetskiShapiro Memorial Lecture will be presented by Alexandre Kirillov of the University of Pennsylvania, on Wednesday March 30 at 4:30 pm. See our calendar for further details. 

Hahn Lectures by Matthew EmertonThis year's Hahn Lectures were given by Matthew Emerton of Northwestern University. 

Prizes and ExamsThe Barge Prize in mathematics will be awarded to freshmen and sophomores on the basis of a competitive exam. 

Robinson Lecture 2010This year's Robinson Lecture was given by Michael Rabin of Harvard University. Rabin is known for his foundational work in theoretical computer science, including automata theory, randomized algorithms and cryptography. 

Benoit Mandelbrot, Sterling Professor Emeritus, Oct 14 2010We are saddened by the death of our colleague, Benoit Mandelbrot, on Thursday Oct. 14 2010. An appreciation by Michael Frame is found on the following page. 

Gregory Margulis awarded ENS Honorary DoctorateOn October 18, 2010, Gregory Margulis received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Ecole Normale Superieure. 

In Memoriam  Ilya PiatetskiShapiroIlya PiatetskiShapiro, an extraordinary scientist from the Soviet Union, died on February 21, 2009 in Tel Aviv Israel after a long debilitating illness. 

Peter Jones is elected to the National Academy of SciencesOn April 28, 2008 the National Academy of Sciences announced the election of new members and foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continued achievement in original research. 