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2009 Math Department Undergraduate Awards

Submitted by Rose Choi on June 1, 2009 - 5:00am

Outstanding undergraduate Mathematics and ACMS majors were honored with awards given at the annual Honors Luncheon on May 28th. In addition to an award stipend, each student was given a book reflecting their mathematical interests. A full list of this year's awardees and their accompanying books follows.

Award Student Book Given
Outstanding Graduating B.S. (comprehensive major) Ben Hayes Symmetry and the Monster: The Story of One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics, by Mark Ronan
Ming Li Isaac Newton by James Gleick
Outstanding Graduating B.S (standard major) Eric Nitardy The Poincare Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe by Donal O'Shea
Outstanding Graduating ACMS major Stephen Barr Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? by Philip Tetlock
Outstanding Graduating B.A. (standard major) Alisher Khussainov A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
Outstanding Graduating B.A. (Teacher Prep major) John Griffin Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology by David Richeson
Outstanding Student in 2nd Year Honors Calculus Will Johnson Computability and Unsolvability by Martin Davis
Outstanding Student in 1st Year Honors Calculus Keyun Tong The Best of All Possible Worlds: Mathematics and Destiny by Ivar Ekeland
Gullicksen Award Chad Klumb King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry by Siobhan Roberts
Trevor McCarten Leonhard Euler by Emil A. Fellmann, E. Gautschi (translator), and W. Gautschi (translator)
Outstanding Putnam Team Nate Bottman Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity by Loren Graham
Will Johnson Computability and Unsolvability by Martin Davis
Igor Tolkov What is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods by Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins, and Ian Stewart