Lisa Sauermann Awarded European Prize in Combinatorics

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 […]

Yilin Wang and Hong Wang PhD ’19 Awarded 2022 New Frontiers Prize

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 […]

Awards for Carina Hong and Alexandra Hoey

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 […]

Marathon mathematicians

Aspiring human rights lawyer, wielding tools from mathematics and philosophy

Senior Ana Reyes Sanchez sees many intersections between her two majors, which span the sciences and humanities. “I enjoy the branch of philosophy that looks at decisions and rationality. And that tends to involve a lot of math!” she says. Read more in the MIT News.