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Congratulations to Ivan Corwin, who was selected to receive the 2021 Loève Prize in Probability!

The prize is awarded every two years “to recognize outstanding contributions by researchers in probability who are under 45 years old” (more…).

Congratulations to Amol Aggarwal on receiving the 2021 IAMP Early Career Award!

This prize is awarded every three years at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics (ICMP) “in recognition of a single achievement in Mathematical Physics” by a scientist who is under 35 years of age (more…).

In Memoriam – Masatake Kuranishi

It is with deep sadness that Columbia Mathematics Department has learned of
the passing of Masatake Kuranishi, who was a member of the Department for
over forty years (more…)

CONGRATULATIONS to Professor Birman; emeritus research professor, department of mathematics, Barnard College

Professor Joan Birman was elected as a new member of the National Academy of Sciences (MORE).

Incoming class of 2021

The incoming graduate class for 2021 has been announced. For a list of the new students, please visit the incoming class page.

Department Course Offerings for the 2020-21 Academic Year

View the department’s response to the recently announced changes for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year… (more)

COVID-19 News and updates

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Incoming class of 2020

The incoming graduate class for 2020 has been announced. For a list of the new students, please visit the Incoming class page.


On February 12, Samuel Eilenberg Professor of Mathematics Andrei Okounkov was elected to Foreign Membership in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (More…).


The Spring 2020 Samuel Eilenberg Lectures will take place on Tuesdays starting January 28 at 2:40 p.m. in room 520. Professor Tobias Holck Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), will deliver a series of lectures (more…)