Student News

Kaitlin Ragosta, PhD student in Mathematics, received an 2021 NSF Fellowship in the field of "Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics."

Undergraduate News

Shapiro Prize in Mathematics Recipient

Spring 2020

Brian Mintz '20 has been awarded the Shapiro Prize in Mathematics. The prize is given annually in memory of Professor Arnold Shapiro.

Division of Science Prize for Outstanding Research Recipient

Spring 2020

Joel Herman '20 has been awarded the Division of Science Prize for Outstanding Research.

Elihu A. Silver Prize Recipient

Spring 2020

Xiao Zhong '21 has been awarded the Elihu A. Silver Prize.The prize is given annually for excellence in research in Math and Physics.

Graduate News

Kaitlin Ragosta, PhD student in Mathematics, received an 2021 NSF Fellowship in the field of "Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics."

The Jerome Levine Thesis Prize, in honor of Prof. Jerry Levine, is given annually to a graduate student finishing with an outstanding PhD thesis. 

  • (2021) Eric Hanson, "Picture Groups and Simple Minded Collections"
  • (2020) Langte Ma, "Gluing and Surgery for the Casson-Seiberg-Witten Invariant of Integral 
    Homology S1 × S3"
  • (2019) Ying Zhou, "Four problems related to maximal green sequences"
  • (2018) Yan Zhuang, "Noncommutative Symmetric Functions and Permutation Enumeration"
  • (2017) Yiting Li, "Rigidity of eigenvalues for β ensemble in multi-cut regime"

  • (2017) Biji Wong, "Torsion Invariants of 3-orbifolds, Equivariant Corks, & Heegaard Floer Homology"

  • (2016) Matthew Cordes, "Morse boundaries of proper geodesic spaces"

  • (2015) Anna Medvedovsky, "Lower bounds on dimensions of mod-p Hecke algebras: The nilpotence method"

  • (2014) Stephen Hermes, "Higher homotopy structure of Ginzburg algebras"

  • (2013) Alyson Burchardt, "The Hausmann-Weinberger 4-manifold invariant of right-angled Artin groups"

  • (2012) Ryan Broderick, "Incompressibility and fractals"

  • (2010) Mark Radosevich, "Concave spin fillings of contact 3-manifolds"

  • (2009) Brian Drake, "An Inversion Theorem for Labeled Trees and Some Limits of Areas under Lattice Paths"

  • (2008) Hsin-Hong Lai, "The invariance of virtual classes under blow up of a point when g=0"

Harold I Levine Endowed Fellowship Prize Winners
The Harold I. Levine Endowed Fellowship supports graduate student research in mathematics. The fellowship is endowed by Emeritus Professor Harold Levine and his wife Renée.
  • 2021
    Changxin Ding
  • 2020:
    Ian Montague
    Mishel Skenderi
  • 2019:
    Charlotte Rose Morris-Wright
  • 2018:
    McKee Krumpak
    Qing Liu
  • 2017:
    Angelica Deibel
    Matthew Garcia
Richard S. Palais Endowed Fellowship Recipients

The Richard S. Palais Endowed Fellowship was established in December 2017 by Bing-Le Wu, PhD '91 and Wei Du, PhD '94 in honor of Emeritus Professor Richard S. Palais. It is to be awarded to a graduate student enrolled at Brandeis University who is pursuing graduate studies in Mathematics.

  • 2020
    Gabe Lozada Rodriguez
  • 2019:
    Wei Lu

Exceptional Department Service Award/Remote Learning Transition of 2020 Award
The Exceptional Department Service Award is given to a graduate student who supported the department during the pivot to remote learning during the COVID-19 crisis. A letter from the Dean of GSAS, Eric Chasalow, to the recipient Charles Stine states in part "Your program faculty nominated you for this award because of your contributions to supporting the department's pivot to remote learning. Along with your program, GSAS appreciates the additional efforts you made to support those around you, particularly at a time when that support has never been more critical."
  • 2020
    Charles Stine