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Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2024 Faye Jackson; Rupert Li; Daniel Zhu

The recipient of the 2024 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is Faye Jackson of the University of Michigan who has discovered and theoretically explained several new and unexpected phenomena in analytic number theory.

Receiving Honorable Mention for the 2024 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student is Rupert Li of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose work focused on problems in combinatorics and has resulted in ten coauthored mathematical research papers. Also receiving Honorable Mention for the 2024 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is Daniel Zhu of Princeton University who has made noteworthy contributions to multiple areas within combinatorics, including algebraic combinatorics, graph theory, and enumerative combinatorics.

Prize announcement as seen in the news release.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2023 Letong (Carina) Hong; Sophie Kriz; Egor Lappo

The recipient of the 2023 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is Letong (Carina) Hong of MIT who has solved conjectures and proven important results in combinatorics, number theory, and probability.

Receiving Honorable Mention for the 2023 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student is Sophie Kriz of University of Michigan who has written ten solo-authored research papers in representation theory and category theory, and has also co-authored a textbook, *Introduction to Algebraic Geometry*. Also receiving Honorable Mention for the 2023 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student is Egor Lappo of Stanford for his outstanding research in mathematical evolutionary biology, combinatorics, and knot theory.

Prize announcement as seen in the news release.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2022 Travis Dillon; Sophie Kriz; Alexander Cohen

Travis Dillon, a graduate of Lawrence University, will receive the 2022 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student. Dillon earns this year's honor for his significant work in number theory, combinatorics, discrete geometry, and symbolic dynamics, which has been recognized by publications in top journals and competitive awards. Receiving Honorable Mention are Sophie Kriz, a student at the University of Michigan, and Alex Cohen, a graduate of Yale University.

Prize announcement as seen in the news release.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2021 Ashwin Sah; Mehtaab Sawhney; Noah Kravitz

Ashwin Sah and Mehtaab Sawhney, graduate students in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mathematics, received the 2021 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student, for their work as MIT undergraduates.The award recognizes the duo's innovative results across a broad range of topics in combinatorics, discrete geometry, and probability.

Receiving Honorable Mention for the Morgan Prize is Noah Kravitz.The citation for Kravitz notes that, He has made significant progress on very central and well-studied problems, including the small ball inequality, where he improved upon the current understanding of the problem by leading experts in the field and the lonely runner conjecture, where he discovered an unexpected rigidity in the problem.

Prize announcement as seen in the news release.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2020 Nina V Zubrilina; David Stoner; Mehtaab Sawhney; Ashwin Sah; Murilo Corato Zanarella

**Nina Zubrilina **is the recipient of the 2020 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student for "her research in the areas of analysis and analytic number theory... characterized by her independent vision, her creativity, and her technical abilities."

Receiving Honorable Mention are **Mehtaab Sawhney**, MIT, **David Stoner**, who is a PhD student Stanford University after graduating from Harvard University, and **Ashwin Sah**, MIT, jointly; and **Murilo Corato Zanarella**, a PhD student at MIT who graduated from Princeton University.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2019 Ravi Jagadeesan

**Ravi Jagadeesan** will receive the 2019 Morgan Prize for his fundamental contributions across several topics in pure and applied mathematics, including algebraic geometry, statistical theory, mathematical economics, number theory, and combinatorics. Honorable Mentions: **Evan Chen**, for many papers in combinatorics and number theory, some as a single author and some in collaboration, and **Huy Tuan Pham**, for jointly authored papers in additive combinatorics.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS* and in the news release.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2018 Ashvin Anand Swaminathan

Twenty-third award: to Ashvin Swaminathan for his exceptional research in algebraic geometry, number theory, and combinatorics, which has appeared in numerous well-regarded professional level journals.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2017 David H. Yang

Twenty-second award: to David H. Yang for his outstanding research in algebraic geometry and geometric representation theory.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2016 Amol Aggarwal

Twenty-first award: to Amol Aggarwal received for his outstanding research in combinatorics.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2015 Levent Alpoge

Twentieth award: to Levent Alpoge received for several contributions in the fields of number theory, probability, and combinatorics.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2014 Eric Larson

Nineteenth award: to Eric Larson for his truly exceptional record of research. He has so far authored or co-authored eight papers which have appeared in a wide spectrum of research journals.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2013 Fan Wei

Eighteenth award: to Fan Wei "for her wide range of scholarly contributions".

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2012 John Pardon

Seventeenth award: to John Pardon for solving a problem on distortion of knots posed in 1983 by Mikhail Gromov.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2011 Maria Monks

Sixteenth award: to Maria Monks for her impressive work in combinatorics and number theory, which has appeared in Advances in Applied Mathematics, Proceedings of the AMS, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics, and Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2010 Scott Duke Kominers

Fifteenth award: to Scott Duke Kominers for his outstanding and prolific record of undergraduate research spanning a broad range of topics, including number theory, computational geometry, and mathematical economics.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2009 Aaron Pixton

Fourteenth award: to Aaron Pixton for five impressive papers he has written, in addition to his Princeton senior thesis.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2008 Nathan Kaplan

Thirteenth award: to Nathan Kaplan for four impressive papers in algebraic number theory.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2007 Daniel Kane

Twelfth award: to Daniel Kane for establishing a research record that would be the envy of many professional mathematicians.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2006 Jacob Fox

Eleventh award: to Jacob Fox for a most astounding collection of research papers by any undergraduate mathematician.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2005 Reid W. Barton

Tenth award: to Reid W. Barton for his paper "Packing densities of patterns ", Electron. J. Combin. 11 (2004), no. 1, Research Paper 80, 16 pp. Honorable Mention: To Po-Shen Loh.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2004 Melanie Wood

Ninth award: to Melanie Wood for research on Belyi-extending maps and P -orderings. Honorable mention: To Karen Yeats.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2003 Joshua Greene

Eighth award: to Joshua Greene for his work in combinatorics.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2002 Ciprian Manolescu

Seventh award: to Ciprian Manolescu for making a fundamental advance in the field by giving an elegant construction of Floer homology. Honorable mention: To Michael A. Levin.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2001 Jacob Lurie

Sixth award: to Jacob Lurie for his paper "On simply laced Lie algebras and their miniscule representations", Comment. Math. Helv. 76 (2001), no. 3, 515-575. Honorable mention: To Wai Ling Yee.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 2000 Sean McLaughlin

Fifth award: to Sean McLaughlin for his proof of the "Dodecahedral Conjecture," a major problem in discrete geometry related to, but distinct from, Kepler's sphere-packing problem and a conjecture that has resisted the efforts of the strongest workers in this area for nearly sixty years. Honorable mention: To Samit Dasgupta.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 1999 Daniel Biss

Fourth award: to Daniel Biss for his remarkable breadth, as well as depth. The most exciting aspect of his submission was his extension of a category which more closely binds the associations between combinatorial group theory and combinatorial topology. Honorable mention: To Aaron E. Archer.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 1998 Jade Vinson

Third award: to Jade Vinson for wide-ranging research in analysis and geometry.Honorable mention: To Vikaas Sohal.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 1996 Manjul Bhargava

Second award: to Manjul Bhargava for truly outstanding mathematical research in algebra. Honorable mention: To Lenhard L. Ng.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student (AMS-MAA-SIAM) 1995 Kannan Soundararajan

First award: to Kannan Soundararajan for truly exceptional research in analytic number theory. Honorable mention: To Kiran Kedlaya.

Prize announcement as seen in *Notices of the AMS*.