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.
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.
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.