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Please congratulate the recipients of the Department's undergraduate prizes and awards:
  • David Mumford Undergraduate Mathematics Prize: from the income of the gift in 1997 of Peter L. Falb, A.B. 1957, A.M. 1957, Ph.D. 1961 to establish the David B. Mumford Undergraduate Mathematics Prize, to be given annually to the most promising senior concentrator in mathematics, provided such concentrator is outstanding. The Mumford Prize is awarded in 2016 to Aaron Landesman.
  • Wister Prize: From a bequest of Charles J. Wister, a prize is awarded in alternate years to the Senior concentrating in Mathematics or Music who has the highest record in his/her field of concentration. In 2014-16 the prize is open to concentrators in Mathematics. The Wister Prize is awarded in 2016 to Sitan Chen.
  • Herb Alexander Award: from the gift of Susan Alexander, the Herb Alexander Award recognizes each year one of our outstanding undergraduates, and provides money to be used for research and travel. The Herb Alexander Award is given this year to Kate Donahue.
  • Robert Fletcher Rogers Prizes: From the income of the gift in 1921 of the late Robert Fletcher Rogers, A.B. 1886, there have been established a first prize and second prize to be awarded annually to the College students who present the best talks before the Mathematics Table during an academic year. The Robert Fletcher Rogers Prizes are given this year to Hannah Larson, Nat Mayer, and Ashvin Swaminathan.
  • Friends Prize: Each year, two of our senior thesis writers are selected to present talks on their theses to the Friends of the Harvard Math department. The Friends prizes are given this year to Aaron Landesman and Xiaoyu He. Congratulations again to all of our award recipients for their excellent work.

Course Catalog Spring 2016

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News and Announcements

Several of our undergraduate concentrators have been honored with Hoopes Prizes this year:
  • Sitan Chen, for his thesis "Geometry in Algorithms and Complexity".
  • Kate Donahue, for her thesis "'All Together Now': Linking the Public Goods game and Prisoner's Dilemma for Robustness Against Free-Riders".
  • Zoe Hitzig, for her thesis "The Evolutionary Dynamics of Distributive Justice".
  • Aaron Landesman, for his thesis "A Thesis of Minimal Degree".
  • Ramya Rangan, for her thesis "Matching Causality Hypotheses to Simulations of Biological Systems".
Please join in congratulating all of them on their excellent work.

General Relativity Workshop

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