Morgan Prize

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Distinguish from the De Morgan Medal awarded by the London Mathematical Society.

The Morgan Prize (actually 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 $1,000 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.

Previous winners[edit]

1995
Winner: Kannan Soundararajan (Analytic Number Theory, University of Michigan)
Honorable mention: Kiran Kedlaya (Harvard University)
1996
Winner: Manjul Bhargava (Algebra, Harvard University)
Honorable mention: Lenhard Ng (Harvard University)
1997
Winner: Jade Vinson (Analysis and Geometry, Washington University)
Honorable mention: Vikaas S. Sohal (Harvard University)
1998
Winner: Daniel Biss (Combinatorial Group Theory and Topology, Harvard University)
Honorable mention: Aaron F. Archer (Harvey Mudd College)
1999
Winner: Sean McLaughlin (Proof of the Dodecahedral Conjecture, University of Michigan)
Honorable mention: Samit Dasgupta (Harvard University)
2000
Winner: Jacob Lurie (Lie Algebras, Harvard University)
Honorable mention: Wai Ling Yee (University of Waterloo)
2001
Winner: Ciprian Manolescu (Floer Homology, Harvard University)
Honorable mention: Michael Levin (MIT)
2002
Winner: Joshua Greene (Proof of the Kneser conjecture, Harvey Mudd College)[1]
Honorable mention: None
2003
Winner: Melanie Wood (Belyi-extending maps and P-orderings, Duke University)[2]
Honorable mention: Karen Yeats (University of Waterloo)
2004
Winner: Reid W. Barton (Packing Densities of Patterns, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[3]
Honorable mention: Po-Shen Loh (Caltech)
2005
Winner: Jacob Fox (Ramsey theory and graph theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[4]
Honorable mention: None
2007
Winner: Daniel Kane (Number Theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[5]
Honorable mention: None
2008
Winner: Nathan Kaplan (Algebraic number theory, Princeton University)[6]
Honorable mention: None
2009
Winner: Aaron Pixton (Algebraic topology and number theory, Princeton University)[7]
Honorable mention: Andrei Negut (Algebraic cobordism theory and dynamical systems, Princeton University)
2010
Winner: Scott Duke Kominers (Number theory, computational geometry, and mathematical economics, Harvard University)[8]
Honorable mention: Maria Monks (Combinatorics and number theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
2011
Winner: Maria Monks (Combinatorics and number theory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[9]
Honorable mention: Michael Viscardi (Algebraic geometry, Harvard University), Yufei Zhao (Combinatorics and number theory, MIT)
2012
Winner: John Pardon (Solving Gromov's problem on distortion of knots,[10] Princeton University)[11]
Honorable mention: Hannah Alpert (Combinatorics, University of Chicago), Elina Robeva (Algebraic geometry, Stanford University)
2013
Winner: Fan Wei (Analysis and combinatorics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)[12]
Honorable mention: Dhruv Ranganathan (Toric Gromov–Witten theory, Harvey Mudd College), Jonathan Schneider (Combinatorics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
2014
Winner: Eric Larson (Algebraic geometry and number theory, Harvard University)[13]
Honorable mention: None
2015
Winner: Levent Alpoge (Number theory, probability, and combinatorics, Harvard University)[14]
Honorable mention: Akhil Mathew (Algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, category theory, Harvard University)[15]

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