# News

Bill Thurston made fundamental contributions to topology, geometry, and dynamical systems. Mathematicians from a broad spectrum of areas will gather June 23-27 at Cornell to describe recent advances and explore future directions motivated by Thurston’s transformative ideas.

Martin Kassabov and Adrian Lewis will speak at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Seoul this summer.

The career of Michael Stillman, recipient of the 2013 Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award, is profiled in this week’s Cornell Chronicle.

In celebration of Pi Day, Steve Strogatz was interviewed on NPR’s weekly science call in show, “Science Friday” and the Math Department held its annual Pi(e) eating contest.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded Assistant Professors Lionel Levine and Charles Smart 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Steven Strogatz has been awarded the Public Engagement with Science Award by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has awarded Steven Strogatz the 2014 Euler Book Prize for The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2012.

Graduate student Yash Lodha, working with Justin Moore, professor of mathematics, has described a geometric solution for the von Neumann-Day problem.

Professor Michael Stillman’s teaching talents were recognized in a recent Business Insider article. Rate My Professor has included Cornell in its list of the universities with top professors; the only Ivy to appear on the list.

Professor Irena Peeva has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Professor Peeva was invited to join this year’s class of AMS Fellows “For contributions to commutative algebra and its applications.” The Department of Mathematics would like to congratulate her on this honor.