November 23, 2021
Lisa Sauermann, who recently joined our department as assistant professor, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 European Prize in Combinatorics, which was awarded at Eurocomb in September. The prize is for research in combinatorics and is awarded every two years.
She was cited for her "profound contribution to combinatorics, particularly for results on the growth rate of algebraically defined classes, for the solution of an old Erdös, Faudree, Rousseau, and Schelp and for the solution of edge-statistics conjecture."
November 18, 2021
Yilin Wang and Hong Wang
CLE Moore Instructor Yilin Wang and Hong Wang PhD ’19, a UCLA assistant professor of mathematics, are recipients of the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize, awarded to outstanding early-career women in mathematics by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.
Yilin is cited "for innovative and far-reaching work on the Loewner energy of planar curves" according to the award citation, and Hong "for advances on the restriction conjecture, the local smoothing conjecture, and related problems."
"Once again, it is uplifting to see women in mathematics receiving a major prize for their outstanding research," says Department of Mathematics Head Michel Goemans, the RSA Professor …
November 18, 2021
Alexandra Hoey and Carina Hong
Carina Letong Hong from Guangzhou, China, is a winner of the Rhodes Scholarship (China Constituency). As a Rhodes Scholar, she will pursue graduate studies in mathematics at Oxford University. At MIT, Hong is a junior double-majoring in mathematics and physics. She hopes to become an academic and devote her life to solving conjectures and building communities. Read more at MIT News.
Also, the Association for Women in Mathematics announced that Carina won the 2022 Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize for excellence in mathematics by an undergraduate woman. In addition, Mathematics major Alexandra Hoey was awarded honorable mention.
Congratulations Carina …