Annual Mathematics Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize Winner to Give Lecture at Cornell

By: Noorejehan Umar,  Cornell Daily Sun
Wed, 11/03/2021

Prof. Shabnam Akhtari, mathematics, University of Oregon, will speak to the Cornell mathematics department on Thursday as this year’s winner of the Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize.  

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize is awarded once a year to a woman recently promoted to associate professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences. The Michler Lecture Series invites the winner to speak to faculty members and graduate students. 

The prize is provided by the Association for Women in Mathematics, a nonprofit founded in 1971 that encourages women to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to promote equal opportunities for women and girls in the field. 

Shabnam Akhtari