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Faculty Promotions for Jörn Dunkel, Andrew Lawrie, and Yufei Zhao

Jörn Dunkel Andrew Lawrie Yufei Zhao

The MIT Corporation Executive Committee has approved the following faculty promotions: Jörn Dunkel is now a full professor, and Andrew Lawrie and Yufei Zhao were each promoted to Associate Professor.

Congratulations to Jörn, Andrew, and Yufei!

Newly Appointed and Continuing Faculty Chairs

Tristan Collins Jeremy Hahn Bill Minicozzi Scott Sheffield Gigliola Staffilani

The Provost has selected Assistant Professor Tristan Collins to hold the Class of 1948 Career Development Chair, and Assistant Professor Jeremy Hahn as the next Rockwell International Career Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Each will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2022.

Also, the Singer Professorship of Bill Minicozzi, the Leighton Family Professorship of Scott Sheffield, and the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professorship of Gigliola Staffilani have all been extended for another five-year term.

Congratulations to all!

Department Welcomes Assistant Professor Daniel Álvarez Gavela

Daniel Álvarez Gavela

Daniel Álvarez Gavela became our newest assistant professor as of July 1.

Specializing in symplectic and contact geometry, Dani joined our department in 2020 as a Simons postdoc, and this past year served as an instructor. Since last year, he has been an organizer of the Boston Informal Symplectic Seminar and the MIT Geometry and Topology Seminar. He is also an active member of the Department's Diversity and Community Building Committee.

Congratulations, Daniel!

Plenary and Invited Speakers at July's ICM 22

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The 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) hosted its virtual conference July 6-14, 2022. Department faculty members who spoke at ICM 2022 included:

Plenary Speakers

Sectional Speakers

  • Semyon Dyatlov, "Fractal Uncertainty Principle and Quantum Chaos" (PDEs)
  • Elchanan Mossel, "Combinatorial Statistics and the Sciences" (Probability)

Their lectures are available on IMU's YouTube channel.

Wei Zhang Is Named Simons Investigator

Wei Zhang

Professor Wei Zhang was selected to receive a 2022 Simons Investigator award in Mathematics.

This program supports "outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field, and effectively mentoring junior scientists."

He is among 16 of the 2022 Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Science.

Congratulations Wei!

Dor Minzer Receives Presburger Award

Dor Minzer

The European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) selected Assistant Professor Dor Minzer for the 2022 EATCS Presburger Award for Young Scientists "for his deep technical contributions towards resolving the 2-to-2 Games Conjecture."

The Presburger Award is given "for outstanding contributions in theoretical computer science, documented by a published paper or a series of published papers."

Congratulations, Dor!

COVID-19 Update

The Math Department’s top priority is to help everyone through this unpredictable time by being flexible and understanding about the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 situation.

For information on MIT's response to COVID-19 including campus access, policies, and updates, please see the MIT COVID-19 Updates

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