Awards & Milestones

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton, Davies Professor of Mathematics, has won the 2011 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences. The Shaw Prize is given annually in three areas: astronomy, life science and medicine, and mathematical sciences. This is the eighth year of the Shaw Prize; awardees will be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Seven Columbia professors—with expertise ranging from mathematics and genetics to computer science and literature—were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious and oldest honorary societies.