The undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium (aka Math Table) sponsored by the Mathematics Department, meets
every other Wednesday night at 6 PM in Science Center 507. Talks are catered with dinner starting at 6pm,
and a half-hour talk starting at 6:30pm. Each week, students give talks on diverse topics of pure and
applied mathematics. Students, irrespective of their mathematical backgrounds, are strongly encouraged
to attend and/or to give talks. Unlike in years past, faculty talks aimed at students will take place
in the Open Neighborhood Seminar, (here are older events),
which meets on the other Wednesday nights at 4:30pm in SC 507. Please check out the
for a calendar. Students interested in giving a talk can contact
Stepan PaulFlor Orosz Hunziker
or Voula Collins
We are happy to suggest ideas for talk topics and work with you on preparing a talk!
Prime numbers have always been one of the most striking mathematical curiosities.
Much is still not known about primes, but great minds such as Euler and Riemann were
able to extract information about the primes through analytic means, using what is now
called the Riemann zeta function. We will first highlight connections between primes and
the zeta function, culminating in the prime number theorem, which tells us we can
roughly count how many primes there are. We then highlight the importance of
arithmetic progressions, and how they can be used to give the Riemann hypothesis
"on average." Then time permitting, we will discuss two ways of generalizing
arithmetic progressions and highlight some recent research on their intersection.
Preview:Francis Su (Harvey Mudd) and former president of the MAA will be giving a
``Why Do Math?" talk on September 25th at 5:30pm
(the room is TBD).
The title is: Mathematics for Human Flourishing
Abstract: How is math tied to what it means to be human? Why does the practice of mathematics
often fall short of our ideals and hopes? I'll describe how math helps people flourish,
regardless of what they do with their lives or careers, because it meets basic human
desires and builds virtues that contribute to a life well-lived. And thus math belongs
to everyone. I'll also share what I've learned from a prison inmate who has helped
me re-think what it means to do math well.
The second talk is a special
Open Neighborhood Seminar
on Thursday September 26th at 5:30 in SC507
The Title is: Sperner's lemma: topological combinatorics solving social science problems
Abstract: Sperner's lemma is an elementary combinatorial result with a topological flavor,
and it has many spectacular applications, including an elementary proof of the
Brouwer fixed point theorem, and a solution to the classical cake-cutting problem:
how to divide an object fairly among n people. I will trace the history of
some generalizations of Sperner's lemma, including some very recent
applications to divide rent fairly among roommates.
Spring 2018 Tutorials:(I) Curves on Algebraic Surfaces, and (II) Forcing , by Ziquan Yang and Gabriel Goldberg, Harvard University
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 in 2018 has been awarded to James Tao.
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 James Hotchkiss.
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 Cameron Krulewski
for "Vector Bundles and K-Theory" and Rohil Prasad for "Introduction to
Morse Theory". Honorable mentions go to both Frid Fu for "Surgery with
Poincaré manifold as an application" and Xavier Gonzalez for
"The Leech Lattice".
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
to Nihal Gowravaram and Jennifer Hu
Finally, the winners of this year's Hoopes Prizes are
Nihal Gowravaram, for his thesis entitled "Zero Knowledge Proofs and
Applications to Financial Regulation".
Jennifer Hu, for her thesis entitled "The Mathematics of Meaning:
A Bayesian Approach to Comparing the Pragmatics of English and Chinese".
Ravi Jagadeesan, for his thesis entitled "Crepant resolutions of
Q-factorial threefolds with compound Du Val singularities" and
Rohil Prasad, for his thesis entitled "The Seiberg-Witten invariant of
a Homology S1 x S3".
Spring 2017 Tutorials:Category theory, Representations and cohomology of groups, by Justin Campbell and Meng Guo, Harvard University,
Please congratulate the recipients of the Department's undergraduate
prizes and awards:
The Mumford Prize in 2017 will be shared by Hannah Larson and Ashvin Swaminathan
The Herb Alexander Award is given this year to Kevin Yang
The Robert Fletcher Rogers Prizes are given to Jennifer Hu and
Julian Salazar. Honorable mentions to: Johann (Hans) Gaebler
and George Torres for "Shift Registers in Cryptography".
The Friends prizes are given this year to
Hannah Larson and Johann Gaebler.
Congratulate the recipients of this year's Hoopes Prizes.
Johann Gaebler,
Benjamin Lee, Gregory Parker, and Greg Yang.
Congratulations again to all of our award recipients for their excellent work.
Summer 2016 Tutorials in Mathematics, by Geoffrey Smith: Coding Theory, Jake Marcinek and Zijian Yao: Complex and arithmetic dynamics, Meng Guo: Category theory, Harvard University
Who wants to be a Math concentrator?, by Levent Alpoge, Sam Horan, Scott Johnson, Seth Neel, Caitlin Stanton, Isabel Vogt, Allen Yuan, Harvard Undergraduates
Please congratulate the recipients of the Department's undergraduate
prizes and awards this year.
The Mumford Prize is awarded in 2013 to Eric Larson
The Wister Prize is awarded in 2013 to Tony Feng
The Herb Alexander Award is given this year to Ben Adlam
Two of our graduating seniors won 'Hoopes' Prizes for their theses this
year: please congratulate
Christian Anderson and Ashok Cutkosky.
The Rogers prize is award to Lucia Mocz, Akhil Mathew and
Dmitri Gekhtman. The Friends prize want to
Eric Larson. Tony Feng was the runner up.
Who wants to be a Math concentrator?, by Zachary Abel,Tony Liu,Lucia Mocz,Robert Nishihara,John Sheridan,Caitlin Stanton, Harvard Alumni or Harvard Undergraduates
Graduate School Panel, by Zach Abel, Sukhada Fadnavis, Adam Jacob, Eric Knight, Emily Riehl, and Krishnanu Sankar, Harvard and MIT Mathematics Departments
M,1,21,23,25,55...? Who wants to be a Math Concentrator?, by Panelists: Zachary Abel '10, Eva Belmont '12, Halimeda Glickman-Hoch '12, Katrina Evtimova '13, Tony Feng '13, and Yacoub Kureh '13., Harvard Graduates and Undergraduates
Spring 2012 Tutorials in Mathematics: Groupoids in Topology and The Figure Eight Knot: Introduction to Hyperbolid Geometry, by Omar Antolin Camarena and Stergios Antonakoudis, Harvard University
Graduate School Panel, by Zach Abel,George Boxer,Nathan Kaplan,Eric Riedl,Peter Smillie,Ethan Street,Meghan Anderson,Jennifer Balakrishnan, Harvard and MIT Mathematics Departments
Spring Tutorial 2011, by Stergios Antonakoudis. "Operators on Hilbert spaces: analysis and application", Harvard University
Please congratulate the recipients of the Department's undergraduate
prizes and awards this year.
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 David Mumford Undergraduate Mathematics Prize is awarded in 2011 to Arnav Tripathy.
Winster Prize
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 Wister Prize is awarded in 2011 to Sherry Gong.
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 Jonathan Wang.
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 Rogers Prizes are awarded this year as follows:
First prize: Adrian Sanborn, for his talk Scaling Dimensions with Fractal Curves
Second prize: to be divided equally between Eric Larson for his talk
"An Inequality Involving the Perimeter and Curvature of Plane Curve", and
Akhil Mathew for his talk "Translation-Invariant Binary Representations".
Hoopes Prize
Michael Viscardi has been awarded the Hoopes' Prize this year, for his
senior thesis "Alternative compactifications of the moduli space of genus on maps."
Hoopes' Prizes were also won by two of our joint concentrators: Andrei
Cristea (Economics and Math), and Chrisopher Lim (Music and Math).
Congratulations to all!
Peter Kronheimer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics
Photos of the mathtable of September 7, 2010. Shing-Tung Yau gives a talk on the maximum principle.
[See larger panorama photo].
Please congratulate the recipients of the Department's undergraduate
prizes and awards this year.
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 to Michael Viscardi.
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 Zachary Abel.
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 two prizes are awarded equally this year to:
Zhou Fan, for his talk "Random Matrices, Catalan Numbers, and Wigner's Semicircle Law;"
Dmitri Vaintrob, for his talk "1+2+3+ ... = -1/12: Values of the Zeta Function at Negative Integers."
Hoopes Prize
Michael Viscardi has been awarded the Hoopes' Prize this year, for his
senior thesis "Alternative compactifications of the moduli space of genus on maps."
Hoopes' Prizes were also won by two of our joint concentrators: Andrei
Cristea (Economics and Math), and Chrisopher Lim (Music and Math).
Congratulations to all!
Peter Kronheimer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics
Spring 2010
4/27/10
Summertutorials 2010, by Ronen Mukamel: Teichmüller Theory and Thurston's Classification of Mapping Classes, Ryan Reich: Linear Algebraic Groups, Jack Thorne: p-adic Arithmetic and p-adic Analysis., Harvard University
Please congratulate the recipients of the Department's undergraduate
prizes and awards this year.
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 2009 jointly to John Lesieutre
and Shrenik Shah.
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 2008-09 the prize
is open to concentrators in Mathematics, in 2009-10 to concentrators in
Music.
The Wister Prize is awarded to Samuel Lichtenstein.
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 Nike Sun.
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.
First Prize: Zachary Abel for his talk "Hinged dissections exist".
Second Prize: Laura Starkston, for her talk "Khovanov homology".
Hoopes Prize
Scott Kominers for his submission "Weighted Generating Functions
and Configuration Results for Type II Lattices and Codes".
Shrenik Shah for his submission "Framed Deformation and
Modularity".
Nils Wernerfelt for his submission "The Evolution of Cooperation
on Dynamic Graphs".
Congratulations again to all
Peter Kronheimer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics
Spring 2009
5/12/09
Summertutorials 2009, by Ivana Bozic: Stochastic Models in Biology, Tanya Kobylyatskaya and Ethan Street: Knot Theory Le Anh Vinh: Additive Combinatorics, Harvard University
Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the Department's
undergraduate prizes and awards this year.
David Mumford Undergraduate Mathematics Prize
The Mumford prize is awarded to Dustin Clausen.
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 Herb Alexander Award
The Herb Alexander Award is given this year to Elena Yudovina.
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 to mathematics conferences.
The Robert Fletcher Rogers Prizes:
First Prize: Scott Kominers, for his talk
"C=15".
Second Prize: Christian Zamora Jaen, for his talk
"Fermat's Last Theorem".
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.
Hoopes Prizes
Dustin Clausen and Alison Miller were recipients of the Hoopes
Prizes this year, for their outstanding senior theses.
Congratulations again to all!
Peter Kronheimer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics
Gabor Domokos visits Harvard on April 15'th 2008 and demonstrates the gomboc.
His mathtable talk was a big success.
The Gomboc was created
by Gabor Domokos and Peter Varkonyi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
The 'Gomboc' became very popular.
The website attracts hundreds of thousand of visitors (mostly
non-mathematicians) from over hundred countries.
References:
Domokos, G., Ruina, A., Papadopoulos, J.: Static equilibria of rigid
bodies: is there anything new? J. Elasticity, 36 (1994), 59-66.
Varkonyi, P., Domokos G.: Static equilibria of rigid bodies:
dice, pebbles and the Poincare-Hopf Theorem. J. Nonlinear Science 16
(2006), 255-281.
Abstract: The weeble (also called the 'Comeback Kid') is the favorite
of many children: whenever knocked over, it always returns to the same
(stable) equilibrium position. This toy is, of course, not homogenous,
spontaneous self-righting is guaranteed by the weight at the bottom. We
may also observe that most weebles have only one unstable balance point,
at the top.
When we look at homogeneous objects, the problem becomes less trivial. In
two dimensions, it is relatively easy to prove that each homogeneous,
convex slab has at least two stable (S=2) and two unstable (U=2)
equilibria when rolling under gravity on a horizontal surface, i.e.
homogeneous 2D weebles do not exist.
One can imagine several three dimensional generalizations to this
statement: a) S>1 b) U>1 c) S+U>2 While a) and b) can be shown to be
false, c) posed a considerable puzzle for many years. Finally, in 1995,
V.I. Arnold conjectured that c) is NOT true either, in other words,
convex, homogeneous solids with just one stable and one unstable point
of equilibrium (also called mono- monostatic) may exist. These are
'special weebles' which share the number and type of equilibria of the
toy, however, no weight is added.
Not only did his conjecture turn out to be true, the newly discovered
objects show various interesting features. Our goal is to give an
overview of these findings with emphasis on a qualitative approach based
on dynamical systems theory, as well as to present some new results. We
will point out that mono-monostatic bodies are neither flat, nor thin,
they are not similar to typical objects with more equilibria and they
are hard to approximate by polyhedra. Despite these "negative" traits,
there seems to be strong indication that these forms appear in Nature
due to their special mechanical properties.
These new forms, called 'Gomboc' became very popular on the internet,
the website attracting hundreds of thousand of visitors (mostly
non-mathematicians) from over hundred countries.
Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the Department's
undergraduate prizes and awards this year.
David Mumford Undergraduate Mathematics Prize
The Mumford prize is awarded to Kaloyan Slavov.
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 Wister Prize
The Wister Prize is awarded to Anatoly Preygel.
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 2006-07 the prize
is open to concentrators in Mathematics, in 2007-08 to concentrators in
Music.
The Herb Alexander Award
The Herb Alexander Award is given this year to Igor Rapinchuk.
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 to mathematics conferences.
The Robert Fletcher Rogers Prizes:
First Prize: Robin Walters, for his talk
"Generalizations of the Hexagonal Honeycomb Theorem".
Second Prize: Gerardo Con Diaz, for his talk
"Cutting and Pasting Doughnuts: Three Ways of Constructing Lens Spaces".
Honorable Mention: Alison Miller, for her talk "Exp(pi*Sqrt(163)) and Friends".
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.
Hoopes Prizes
Mark Lipson and Kaloyan Slavov were recipients of the Hoopes
Prizes this year, for their outstanding senior theses. The Hoopes Prize
committee awarded Goutham Seshadri an honorable mention.
Congratulations again to all!
Peter Kronheimer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics
Mathtable Icontable
As of January 1, 2007, there were 184 mathtable talks in our
database. Click on the icon mosaic, to see a table of all icons.
Spectral flow , by Clifford Taubes, William Petschek Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Harvard Mathematics Department
9/19/06
Tutorials "Enumerative Geometry", "Morse Theory" "Geometry and Physics" , by Dawei Chen, Chen-Yu Chi, Aleksandar Subotic, Harvard Math Department
This year, the Mumford Prize will be split between
Stefan Patrikis, and Nikita Rozenblyum.
"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 Herb Alexander Award is given this year to
Sheel Ganatra.
"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 to mathematics conferences."
The Robert Fletcher Rogers Prizes
are split equally between:
Gerardo Con Diaz, Igor Rapinchuk and
Inna Zakharevich.
"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."
In addition Stefan Patrikis and Gregory Valliant were
recipients of Hoopes Prizes this year,
for their outstanding senior theses.
Congratulations to all!
Peter Kronheimer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics
(Winners of the Department's prizes and awards should contact Ruby
in the main office.)
The Summer tutorials: Category theory", "Group cohomology", "Modular forms", "Morse Theory, by Thomas Barnet-Lamb, John Francis, Mike Hill, Andrew Lobb, Harvard Math Department
Spring 2006 Tutorials 'Height Functions in Diophantine Geometry', 'Sphere Packing', 'Geometry and Physics', by Sonal Jain, Abhinav Kumar, Aleksandar Subotic, Harvard Math Department
Photos of the mathtable of November 22, 2005. Also present is
John Tate, who had attended some Math table talks here at Harvard
as an undergraduate 60 years ago.
Tutorials 'Binary quadratic forms', 'Holomorphic vector bundles', by Chung Pang Mok, Sabin Cautis, Harvard Math Department
Image credit: Doug Dunham, based on pictures of
the Dutch artist M. C. Escher.
Congratulations to the winners of the prizes for undergraduates 2004-2005:
1. DAVID MUMFORD PRIZE will go to Gabriel Carroll and Ian Le
DAVID B. MUMFORD UNDEGRADUATE 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.
2. ROBERT FLETCHER ROGERS PRIZES for 2004-2005:
First prize: Ronen Mukamel for his talk on
"Four Things You Can Do in the Hyperbolic Plane that Your Parents Couldn't in the Euclidean"
Two Second Prizes will go to:
Mike Hamburg for his talk on
"Compass and Straightedge Constructions for Projectile and Orbital Motion"Adam Levine for his talk on "Word-Hyperbolic Coxeter Groups"
ROBERT FLETCHER ROGERS PRIZE.
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. In making
the awards, emphasis will be laid primarily on the excellence of the
oral presentation. It is not essential that the material presented be
original, but mastery of the subject and adaptation of the presentation
will be regarded as important. The prizes will be awarded by the
Department of Mathematics on the recommendation of the Mathematics
Table. For further information, please contact the Mathematics
Department.
3. The WISTER PRIZE will go to Andrei Jorza
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 2004-05 the prize
is open to concentrators in Mathematics, in 2005-06 to concentrators in
Music.
Summertutorials 'Bilinear forms in algebra', 'topology and arithmetic', 'Knot theory', 'Spectral sequences, How to talk to physicists, Groups, symmetry and topology', by John Francis, Andrew Lobb, Mike Hill, Daniel Larson, Harvard Math Department
Tutorials: Complex Multiplication and Sheaves in Logic and Geometry, by Sug Woo Shin and Teru Yoshida, Jay Pottharst and Cameron Freer, Harvard Math Department
Tutorials, by Additive Number Theory and Algebraic Surfaces and Complex Manifolds of Higher Dimension, Michael Schein and Sabin Cautis
Congratulations to the winners of the Math Prizes 2003-2004:
1. DAVID MUMFORD PRIZE goes to Dimitar Jetchev
2. ROBERT FLETCHER ROGERS PRIZES for 2003-2004:
Corina Patrascu - the First Prize for a talk on
"Computing order statistics in the Farey sequence"
Jonathan Bloom - the Second Prize for a talk on
"The Local Structure of Smooth Maps of Manifolds"
Summer Tutorials Riemann Surfaces, Spinors, Differential Geometry with a view toward Physics and Ramsey Theory, by Deepee Khosla, John Francis, Aaron Tievsky and Alexander Pekker, Harvard University
Tutorials: 'Geometric Topology' 'Morse Theory' , by Curt McMullen and Erick Matsen and Ciprian Manolescu, Harvard Math Department
Math Prizes 2002-2003:
1. DAVID MUMFORD PRIZE goes to Andrew Cotton
2. WISTER PRIZE goes to James Fowler
3. ROBERT FLETCHER ROGERS PRIZES:
Andrew Cotton and James Fowler
Julia Sets, by Dustin Cartwright , Harvard Undergraduate
4/8/03
Summer Tutorials 'Symplectic and Contact Geometry', Real and Complex Manifolds' Topics in Group Theory Geometry and General Relativity, by Ciprian Manolescu, Deepee Khosla, Abhinav Kumar, Vivek Mohta, Mathematics Department
Mortgages Mathematics, by Michael Vranos and John Geanakoplos , CEO and Managing Partner Ellington Management Group rsp. Professor of Economics, Yale University
Math Prizes: 2001-2002:
Lionel Levine, for his talk on "Clifford Algebras and Vector Fields on
Spheres" and Alex Healy, for his talk on "Zero Knowledge Proofs"
DAVID B. 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.)
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 2001-2002 the prize is open to
concentrators in Music, in 2002-03 to concentrators in Mathematics. Further
information may be obtained from the Departments of Mathematics and Music.)
ROBERT FLETCHER ROGERS PRIZE
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. In making the awards,
emphasis will be laid primarily on the excellence of the oral presentation.
It is not essential that the material presented be original, but mastery of
the subject and adaptation of the presentation will be regarded as
important. The prizes will be awarded by the Department of Mathematics on
the recommendation of the Mathematics Table.