Victor Kac Receives Simons Fellowship
Professor Victor Kac was awarded a 2019 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics.
Outstanding mathematicians recognized by the Simons Fellows program are able to extend sabbatical leaves from one term to a full year, enabling recipients to focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances. Victor will spend his 2019-2020 sabbatical at the University of Rome, La Sapienza.
Tom Leighton Wins Visionary Award
Professor Tom Leighton PhD ’81 received SC Media's first ever Visionary award as Akamai Technologies' chief executive officer, at the 23rd annual SC Awards gala on March 6, 2019, in San Francisco. The Visionaries of the Last 30 Years category honors those who have shaped the industry and will serve to impact the future.
Akamai also took home the Best Web Application Solution award for its Kona Site Defender web application.
Andrew Lawrie Receives the Edmund F. Kelly Award
The Edmund F. Kelly Research Award has been awarded to Assistant Professor Andrew Lawrie. Every three years, the mathematics department gives this award to a junior faculty member "in recognition of work that applies mathematical methods to a new area or that offers a fundamentally new perspective on a classical problem."
ICCM Recognizes Best Papers
Top Row: Semyon Dyatlov, Yufei Zhao, Larry Guth
Bottom Row: László Miklós Lovász, Bjorn Poonen, George Lusztig
Several in the MIT math community received Best Paper Awards from the 2018 International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians in December. Awardees included:
The ICCM Global Selection Committee included Bjorn Poonen, and the award ceremony featured a Distinguished Lecture by George Lusztig.