News: Awards


Benson Farb Receives Named Professorship

July 2, 2024

Department Award Winners Announced

May 20, 2024

The department announced award and fellowship prizes.

Vladimir Drinfeld Wins Prestigious Shaw Prize

January 22, 2024


Honorary Doctorates to be given to Bob Zimmer and Hélène Esnault

February 9, 2023

UChicago to give six honorary degrees at the 2023 Convocation.


Robert Zimmer Awarded 2022 Centennial Medal

June 7, 2022

2022 Cohen Prize Winners

May 25, 2022

2022 Cohen Prize Winners

2022 Graves Prize Winners

May 25, 2022

2022 Graves Prize Winners


Department Member Honored in 2nd Annual PSD Staff Awards

November 19, 2021

Headshot of Mat Wimberly

Staff Member Honored in 2nd Annual PSD Staff Awards

2022 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize Awarded to UChicago Alumna

October 26, 2021

2022 Breakthrough Prize Winners Announced

September 10, 2021

Shaw Prize Lecture Announced

May 13, 2021

Benson Farb and Amie Wilkinson Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 23, 2021

Noether Lecture Speaker Announced

February 16, 2021

Marianna Csornyei will be giving the 2022 AWM-AMS Noether lecture on
"The Kakeya problem for recitifable sets" at the annual joint meeting
in January 2022.


Spencer Bloch receives Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement

November 19, 2020

Wirszup and Kowalsky Prize Winners Announced

May 21, 2020

The Wirszup Fellowship was established in 2012 in memory of Izaak Wirszup, a beloved member of our department and of the university community for many years, who had worked tirelessly towards improving the quality of mathematics education over the decades. The award is given to an excellent finishing graduate student.  The recipients this year are Alan Chang and Lvzhou Chen

The Kowalsky Fellowship provides support for a graduate student, who is doing excellent research towards her dissertation. The award is established through a bequest from Walter and Yvonne Kowalsky in memory of their daughter Nadine Kowalsky, who died of leukemia in 1996. Nadine graduated from the University of Chicago in 1994 with a dissertation directed by Robert Zimmer. The recipient this year is Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier.