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January 23, 2020

Emily Gets A Huge Prize

Posted by Tom Leinster

Café host Emily Riehl has just been awarded a $250,000 prize by her university!! Johns Hopkins gives one President’s Frontier Award every year across the whole university, and the 2020 one has gone to Emily. Up to now it’s usually been given to biological and medical researchers, but when Emily came along they had to make an exception and give it to a mathematician. The award has the goal of “supporting exceptional scholars … who are on the cusp of transforming their fields.”.

Congratulations, Emily! Obviously you’re too modest to announce it yourself here, but someone had to.

You can read all about it here, including the delightful description of how the news was sprung on her:

When Riehl arrived at what she thought was a meeting with a department administrator, she says it was “a complete shock” to find JHU President Ronald J. Daniels, Provost Sunil Kumar, other university leaders, and many colleagues poised to surprise her.

Posted at January 23, 2020 5:48 PM UTC

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Re: Emily Gets A Huge Prize

Wow, congratulations!

Posted by: Blake Stacey on January 24, 2020 3:59 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Emily Gets A Huge Prize

Great news.

Posted by: Tim Porter on January 25, 2020 6:35 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Emily Gets A Huge Prize

Congratulations to Emily – that’s fantastic – and what a great plug for category theory in the public statements.

Posted by: Todd Trimble on January 25, 2020 11:46 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Emily Gets A Huge Prize

Thanks Tom. And yes, it was one heck of a surprise, very cleverly orchestrated by our administrative manager.

Posted by: Emily Riehl on January 25, 2020 6:10 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Emily Gets A Huge Prize

Congratulations Emily! This is great news.

Posted by: Emily Pillmore on January 28, 2020 8:17 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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