YAKOV G. SINAI, a mathematical physicist and associate professor in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, will receive the $1 million Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters May 20 in Oslo. The recipient of many mathematical awards, Sinai is best known for his work in complex dynamical systems, which includes chaos theory.
Members of the Brooklyn-based percussion quartet Sō PERCUSSION have been named the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, succeeding the Brentano String Quartet. Sō Percussion will teach, perform new works by student and faculty composers, coach chamber music, give master classes, and perform two concerts each year. The group has collaborated for several years with Princeton music faculty and the Princeton Laptop Orchestra.
ANDY AKIHO, a Ph.D. student in the music department’s Program in Composition and a composer/performer, is one of 31 winners of the Rome Prize, which recognizes young artists and scholars in the arts and humanities. Recipients receive a fellowship to study at the American Academy in Rome.
Below, a composition by Andy Akiho GS, originally included online with our Jan. 16, 2013, Music Issue.
RUSSELL A. FRASER, a Shakespearean scholar and prolific writer who served as associate dean of the graduate school in 1962–63, died March 10. He was 86. At Princeton he was a professor of English from 1956 to 1965. He also taught at UCLA, Duke, Columbia, and the University of Michigan, among other colleges. A biographer, essayist, and fiction writer, Fraser was the author of The Dark Ages and the Age of Gold, published by Princeton University Press in 1973. He was a Guggenheim Fellow and a Senior Fulbright-Hays Scholar.