### J.J. Sylvester Award for Excellence in Mathematics

This award is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement by a distinguished math major. The award is recognized by JHU and includes a monetary prize from the mathematics department. James Joseph Sylvester FRS (1814–1897) was an English mathematician. He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory and combinatorics. He played a leadership role in American mathematics in the later half of the 19th century as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and as founder of the American Journal of

Mathematics.

#### Winners

2015

Georges Obied & Peter Kalugin

2014

Yujie Qian, Yevgeniy Rudoy, Ellen Urheim, and Xinyang Wang

2013

Julia Gittleman & Sinan Ozdemir

2012

Benjamin Ponedel & Caleb Spier

2011

Adam Lu & Jason Ravit

2010

Xinlu Huang & Adam Saltz

2009

Brett Frankel & Daniel Rubin

2008

Joshua Cogan & Mary Kemp

2007

Matthew Sedlock & David Sher

2006

Tiffany Tasky & Ryan Jawad

2005

Gayan Edirisinghe

2004

Michael Walsh

2003

Eli Salomon

2002

Michael J. Gordon

2001

John Baber

2000

Alex Diesl

1999

Peter D. Kay

1998

Matthew Alan Parham

1997

Brian Michael Hess & Lauren Hsu

1994

George W. Schlossnagel III & Sarah H. Manchester

1993

Aaron Daniel Hoag

1992

Wendy Wai-Wan Chiu & Mohammad Ghomi

1991

David Andrew Schwartz

1990

David I. Kass

1988

Thomas Edward Leathrum

1987

John P. Stachyra

### Putnam Awards

William Lowell Putnam (1861-1923) was an American Lawyer and Banker. In 1927, Elizabeth Lowell Putnam established the William Lowell Putnam Intercollegiate Memorial Fund in order to begin a collegelevel mathematics competition, the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. This contest, which continues to this day, began in 1935 under the direction of the Mathematical Association of America.

#### Winners

2015

Ryan Lake

2014

Yevgeniy Rudoy

2013

Yujie Qian & Yevgeniy Rudoy

2012 & 2011

Yevgeniy Rudoy

2010 & 2009

Adam Saltz

2008

Kihyuk Hong & Ngong Chiu Kam

2007