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The Morgan Prize (full name Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student) is an annual award given to an undergraduate student in the US, Canada, or Mexico who demonstrates superior mathematics research. The $1,200 award, endowed by Mrs. Frank Morgan of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1995. The award is made jointly by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The Morgan Prize has been described as the highest honor given to an undergraduate in mathematics. [1]

Previous winners

Winner: Kannan Soundararajan (Analytic Number Theory, University of Michigan)
Honorable mention: Kiran Kedlaya (Harvard University)
Winner: Manjul Bhargava (Algebra, Harvard University)
Honorable mention: Lenhard Ng (Harvard University)
Winner: Jade Vinson (Analysis and Geometry, Washington University in St. Louis)
Honorable mention: Vikaas S. Sohal (Harvard University)
Winner: Daniel Biss (Combinatorial Group Theory and Topology, Harvard University)
Honorable mention: Aaron F. Archer (Harvey Mudd College)
Winner: Sean McLaughlin (Proof of the Dodecahedral Conjecture, University of Michigan)
Honorable mention: Samit Dasgupta (Harvard University)
Winner: Jacob Lurie (Lie Algebras, Harvard University)
Honorable mention: Wai Ling Yee (University of Waterloo)
Winner: Ciprian Manolescu (Floer Homology, Harvard University)
Honorable mention: Michael Levin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Winner: Joshua Greene (Proof of the Kneser conjecture, Harvey Mudd College)[2]
Honorable mention: None
Winner: Melanie Wood (Belyi-extending maps and P-orderings, Duke University)[3]
Honorable mention: Karen Yeats (University of Waterloo)
Winner: Reid W. Barton (Packing Densities of Patterns, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[4]
Honorable mention: Po-Shen Loh (California Institute of Technology)
Winner: Jacob Fox (Ramsey theory and graph theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[5]
Honorable mention: None
Winner: Daniel Kane (Number Theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[6]
Honorable mention: None
Winner: Nathan Kaplan (Algebraic number theory, Princeton University)[7]
Honorable mention: None
Winner: Aaron Pixton (Algebraic topology and number theory, Princeton University)[8]
Honorable mention: Andrei Negut (Algebraic cobordism theory and dynamical systems, Princeton University)
Winner: Scott Duke Kominers (Number theory, computational geometry, and mathematical economics, Harvard University)[9]
Honorable mention: Maria Monks (Combinatorics and number theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Winner: Maria Monks (Combinatorics and number theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[10]
Honorable mention: Michael Viscardi (Algebraic geometry, Harvard University), Yufei Zhao (Combinatorics and number theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Winner: John Pardon (Solving Gromov's problem on distortion of knots,[11] Princeton University)[12]
Honorable mention: Hannah Alpert (Combinatorics, University of Chicago), Elina Robeva (Algebraic geometry, Stanford University)
Winner: Fan Wei (Analysis and combinatorics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[13]
Honorable mention: Dhruv Ranganathan (Toric Gromov–Witten theory, Harvey Mudd College), Jonathan Schneider (Combinatorics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Winner: Eric Larson (Algebraic geometry and number theory, Harvard University)[14]
Honorable mention: None
Winner: Levent Alpoge (Number theory, probability theory, and combinatorics, Harvard University)[15]
Honorable mention: Akhil Mathew (Algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, and category theory, Harvard University)[16]
Winner: Amol Aggarwal (Combinatorics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[17]
Honorable mention: Evan O'Dorney (Number Theory, algebra, and combinatorics, Harvard University)[18]
Winner: David H. Yang (Algebraic geometry and geometric representation theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[19]
Honorable mention: Aaron Landesman (Algebraic geometry, number theory, combinatorics, Harvard University)[20]
Winner: Ashvin Swaminathan (Algebraic geometry, number theory, and combinatorics, Harvard University)[21]
Honorable mention: Greg Yang (Homological theory of functions, Harvard University)[22]
Winner: Ravi Jagadeesan (Algebraic geometry, mathematical economics, statistical theory, number theory, and combinatorics, Harvard University)[23]
Honorable mention: Evan Chen (Number theory, Combinatorics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology),[24] Huy Tuan Pham (Additive Combinatorics, Stanford University)[24]
Winner: Nina Zubrilina (Mathematical analysis and analytic number theory, Stanford University)[25]
Honorable mention: Mehtaab Sawhney (Combinatorics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology),[25] Cynthia Stoner (Combinatorics, Harvard University),[25][26] Ashwin Sah (Combinatorics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology),[25] Murilo Corato Zanarella (Princeton University)[25]
Winner: Ashwin Sah (Combinatorics, discrete geometry, and probability, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Mehtaab Sawhney (Combinatorics, discrete geometry, and probability, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Honorable mention: Noah Kravitz (Yale University)
Winner: Travis Dillon (Number theory, combinatorics, discrete geometry, and symbolic dynamics, Lawrence University)[27]
Honorable mention: Sophie Kriz (University of Michigan), Alex Cohen (Yale University)
Winner: Letong (Carina) Hong (Number theory, combinatorics, and probability, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[28]
Honorable mention: Sophie Kriz (University of Michigan), Egor Lappo (Stanford University)

See also


  1. ^ "Churchill student receives prestigious Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics – Churchill College". 17 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
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  6. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  7. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  8. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  9. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  10. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  11. ^ Pardon, John (2011). "On the distortion of knots on embedded surfaces". Annals of Mathematics. 174 (1): 637–646. arXiv:1010.1972. doi:10.4007/annals.2011.174.1.21. S2CID 55567836.
  12. ^ "American Mathematical Society to award prizes". EurekAlert!.
  13. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  14. ^ "The Latest". American Mathematical Society.
  15. ^ "The Latest". American Mathematical Society.
  16. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  17. ^ "The Latest". American Mathematical Society.
  18. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  19. ^ "The Latest". American Mathematical Society.
  20. ^ "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  21. ^ "The Latest". American Mathematical Society.
  22. ^ Meetings (JMM), Joint Mathematics. "Joint Mathematics Meetings". Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  23. ^ "The Latest". American Mathematical Society.
  24. ^ a b "Prize listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  25. ^ a b c d e "Nina Zubrilina to Receive the 2020 Morgan Prize | Mathematical Association of America".
  26. ^ "Nina Zubrilina to Receive the 2020 Morgan Prize & PhD student Cynthia Stoner receives Honorable Mention". Stanford Mathematics. 2019-11-20. Retrieved 2023-09-15.
  27. ^ "The Latest". American Mathematical Society.
  28. ^ "The Latest". American Mathematical Society.