May 5, 2014

Asaf Hadari, Gibbs Assistant Professor of Mathematics — the Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Your students say of you that you ‘clearly live math.’ They describe your ‘excitement to complete a proof’ as ‘contagious’; your lectures as ‘fast-paced, and exciting’; and the time you make for your students outside of the classroom as ‘invaluable.’ One student calls you a ‘phenomenal lecturer and brilliant mathematician’; another says — and here I quote — that you ‘tackle daunting proofs with ease and meticulously deobfuscate theorems.’ A third student, seemingly a future mathematician, exclaims: ‘Professor Hadari is everything one could hope for in a math teacher, to the nth degree.’”