# News

Professors Martin Kassabov and Steven Strogatz have been named 2016 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Future faculty Alex Townsend, currently at MIT, is the recipient of the 17th IMA Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis

Assistant professor Lionel Levine has been awarded a five-year CAREER award for his proposal "Halting Problems In Statistical Mechanics."

Assistant professor Nicolas Templier has been awarded a five-year CAREER award for his proposal "Trace formula and geometric analysis of automorphic forms."

Steven Strogatz and Danielle Toupo, Ph.D. candidate in the Center for Applied Mathematics, decided to get to the root of what happens when players switch strategies mid-game.

Mathematics Ph.D. candidates James Barnes and Cristina Benea were among the 21 faculty members and teaching assistants who were recognized by Class Councils for outstanding teaching.

Congratulations to John Guckenheimer, who has been selected to give the 2015 Jürgen Moser Lecture at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems in May.

Former math and physics major, Karel Svoboda ’88, is one of four scientists awarded the Brain Prize for the invention and development of two-photon microscopy.

In a Washington Post opinion piece Tara Holm discusses the history of pi and ponders the human nature that drives mathematicians to calculate it to more than 12 trillion digits.