2000-2001 Archived News Items
Freshman Prize Exam
On February 26, 2001 the Mathematics Department sponsored
the Freshman Mathematics Prize Exam. Several cash prizes were awarded.
Congratulations to Asher Walkover ($150, first prize), Omar Nayeem ($125,
second prize), Zhengyun Zhang ($75, third prize), Shawn Chen ($50, fourth
prize) and Brian Lukoff ($50, fourth prize).
Harry Kesten Awarded Steele Prize
Professor Harry Kesten was awarded the Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement.
This prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics and was presented
on January 11 at the AMS Winter Meeting in New Orleans.
Gregory Lawler Accepts Professorship
The department is pleased to announce that Gregory F. Lawler, of Duke
University, has accepted a position as a Professor of Mathematics at Cornell.
Professor Lawler's primary fields of research are Probability and Statistical
Physics. He will spend the fall semester of 2001 at the Mittag Leffler
Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and arrive at Cornell in January of 2002.
Last modified: September 25, 2003