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Monday, April 23, 2018

Sam Harris wins the 2018 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student

Sam Harris and Bill Zhang

Pure Mathematics PhD student Sam Harris won the 2018 Huawei Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. This award recognizes the impact of his paper Connes’ embedding conjecture and winning strategies for quantum XOR games with a prize of $4,000.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Teaching Award for Anton Mosunov

Congratulations go to Anton Mosunov who is a winner of the UW Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student!  

Anton is a PhD student of Cam Stewart and is already a truly outstanding teacher. He previously won the Pure Math Department award for teaching by a graduate student.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Matt Kennedy wins Faculty of Mathematics Research Excellence Award

Professor Matthew Kennedy has been chosen to receive the inaugural Faculty of Mathematics Research Excellence Award! This award, which, going forward, will be awarded annually to one or two early or mid-career faculty members, is based on a body of work developed over the past five years, or for a single influential paper published in the past five years. Congratulations, Matt!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Matthew Harrison-Trainor wins a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Matthew Harrison-Trainor will be taking up an NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at Waterloo in the fall.  He will be working with Pure Mathematics Professor Barbara Csima.  Harrison-Trainor was an undergraduate student at Waterloo and is currently completing his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. For more about the prestigious NSERC Banting PDF program see

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