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Year: 2019
 
Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department 2019 Franklin College

Awarded to the Department of Mathematics and Computing of Franklin College in Indiana for its outstanding achievements in the undergraduate mathematics program.

Award announcement as seen in the news release.


Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics 2019 Dr M Vali Siadat

Awarded to M. Vali Siadat, Richard J. Daley College, for his many sustainable and replicable contributions to mathematics and mathematics education at both the pre-college and college level.

Award announcement as seen in the news release.


Centennial Fellowships 2019 Piotr Przytycki

Piotr Przytycki of McGill University was awarded the 2019-2020 Centennial Fellowship.

Fellowship announcement as seen in the news release.


David P. Robbins Prize 2019 Roger E. Behrend; Ilse Fischer; Matjaz Konvalinka

The 2019 David P. Robbins Prize was awarded to Roger Behrend, Ilse Fischer and Matjaž Konvalinka for their paper "Diagonally and antidiagonally symmetric alternating sign matrices of odd order," published in 2017 in Advances in Mathematics (Vol. 315, pp. 324-365).

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


E. H. Moore Research Article Prize 2019 Ciprian Manolescu

The 2019 E.H. Moore Research Article Prize was awarded to Ciprian Manolescu, University of California, Los Angeles, for the paper "Pin(2)-equivariant Seiberg-Witten Floer homology and the triangulation conjecture," published in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society (Vol. 29, No. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 147-176).

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) 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.


Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars 2019 Lillian Pierce

Lillian Pierce received the Birman Fellowship for the 2019/2020 academic year in recognition of her research is in analytic number theory and harmonic analysis.

Fellowship announcement as seen in the news release.


JPBM Communications Award 2019 Margot Lee Shetterly

The 2019 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award was presented to Margot Lee Shetterly for her book and subsequent movie "Hidden Figures," which opened science and mathematics to a new generation of women and people of color by bringing into the light the stories of the African-American women who made significant contributions to aeronautics and astronautics, and, ultimately, to America's victory in the space race. Shetterly received the award at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m. in the Baltimore Convention Center Hall Room 309/310, followed by an hour onstage interview and opportunity to meet her. The public was invited to the presentation and event, which was a highlight of the full day of free Mathemati-Con sessions and events sponsored by JMM, the largest mathematics meeting in the world.

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


Karl Menger Memorial Awards 2019 Ruslan Magdiev; Zong-Hong Cheng; Andrei Mandelshtam; Geidar Mamedov; Aayush Karan; Seo Yeong Kwag; Taeyang Park; Pin-Hsien Yang; Wei-Lun Chang

The 2019 Menger Awards went to (1st place) Ruslan Magdiev; (2nd place) Zong-Hong Cheng and Andrei Mandelshtam; (3rd place) Geidar Mamedov, Aayush Karan, Seo Yeong Kwag, Taeyang Park, Pin-Hsien Yang, and Wei-Lun Chang; (honorable mention) Aleksei Krivovichev, Daniil Kudriavtsev, John Tadeusz Piwinski,  Stepan Akinshin, James Matthew Baker, and AnaMaria Perez.

Award announcement as seen in the news release.


Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement (1993 - present) 2019 Jeff Cheeger

Awarded to Jeff Cheeger for his fundamental contributions to geometric analysis and their far-reaching influence on related areas of mathematics.

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


Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition (1993 - present) 2019 Philippe Flajolet; Robert Sedgewick

Philippe Flajolet and Robert Sedgewick received the 2019 Mathematical Exposition Prize for their book Analytic Combinatorics, an authoritative and highly accessible compendium of its subject, which demonstrates the deep interface between combinatorial mathematics and classical analysis

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


Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research (1993 - present) 2019 Professor Haruzo Hida

Haruzo Hida will receive the 2019 Seminal Contribution to Research Prize for his highly original paper, "Galois representations into GL2(Zp[[X]]) attached to ordinary cusp forms," published in 1986 in Inventiones Mathematicae.

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


Levi L. Conant Prize 2019 Alex Wright

Alex Wright received the 2019 Conant Prize for his article "From rational billiards to dynamics on moduli spaces" published in 2016 in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (Vol. 53, pp. 41-56).

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


Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research 2019 Stephan Ramon Garcia

Stephan Ramon Garcia received the first AMS Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research for his outstanding record of research in operator theory, complex analysis, matrix theory, and number theory, for high quality scholarship with a diverse set of undergraduates, and for his service to the profession.

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


Mathematical Art Exhibition Award 2019 James Mai; Elizabeth Paley; Matt Enlow

Award announcement as seen in the news release.


Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference 2019 Women and Mathematics Program at the Institute for Advanced Study

Fourteenth award: to the Women and Mathematics Program at the Institute for Advanced Study (WAM) for its outstanding program of encouraging women to pursue advanced study and careers in mathematics. Read the profile about the WAM program.

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


Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics 2019 Marsha J Berger; Arkadi Nemirovski

The 2019 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics was awarded to Marsha Berger for her fundamental contributions to adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) and to Cartesian mesh techniques for automating the simulation of compressible flows in complex geometry and to Professor Arkadi Nemirovski for his fundamental contributions to high-dimensional optimization and for his discovery of key phenomena in the theory of signal estimation and recovery.

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


Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry 2019 Xiuxiong Chen; Simon Donaldson; Song Sun

Xiu Xiong Chen, Simon Donaldson, and Song Sun received the 2019 Veblen Prize for their three-part series, "Kähler-Einstein metrics on Fano manifolds, I, II and III," published in 2015 in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society, in which they proved a long-standing conjecture in differential geometry.

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


Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics 2019 Maryna Viazovska

The 2019 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics was awarded to Maryna Viazovska, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), for her groundbreaking work in discrete geometry and her spectacular solution to the sphere-packing problem in dimension eight.

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