Irving Reiner Memorial Award and Fellowship

The Irving Reiner Memorial Award was established in memory of Professor Irving Reiner by his family in 1988, with the support also of colleagues and friends. Professor Reiner, a long-time member of the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics, was a leader in the field of integral representation theory. The Reiner Prize is awarded each spring to one or more graduate students in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of algebra.

Professor Reiner received his Master's and Ph.D. from Cornell University. After Cornell, he spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, where he met and worked with Professor L.K. Hua.

He joined the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics faculty in 1948. During his 38 years at Illinois, he wrote 107 research papers, survey papers, books, and other scholarly works, with many collaborators. He directed the thesis work for 17 students. His classic and influential book on representation theory, written with Professor Charles W. Curtis, was published in 1962. During his career, he received many awards for his outstanding work, among these a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Brooklyn College, and a NATO Senior Fellowship. When Professor Reiner died at age 62, a colleague wrote, "We have been enriched by knowing him."

Recipients

 

2021

  • Hsin-Po Wang  (prize)

2020

  • Colleen Robichaux (prize)
  • Lutian Zhao (prize)

2019

  • Shiyu Shen (prize)

2018

  • Emily Heath (fellowship)
  • Heejoung Kim (fellowship)

2017 

  • Neriman Tokcan (prize)
  • Bolor Turmunkh (prize)
  • Hao Sun (fellowship)

2016

  • Anna Weigandt

2015

  • Oliver Pechenik

2014

  • Dominic Searles

2013

  • Brian Ray

2012

  • Jesse Beder

2011

  • Gregory Kelsey
  • Alexandra Seceleanu

2010

  • Patrick Reynolds

2009

  • Jason McCullough

2008

  • Isaac Goldbring

2007

  • Shivi S. Bansal

2006

  • Nadya Markin
  • Lucas Sabalka

2005 

  • Jinjia Li

2004

  • Michael Bush

2003

  • David Murphy
  • Amador Martin-Pizzaro

2002   

  • Bogdan Petrenko

2001

  • Donghi Lee
  • Donghoon Hyeon

2000

  • Mark Bauer

1999

  • Miriam Kantorovitz

1998

  • Yu-Fen Wu
  • Darrin Doud

1997

  • Claudia Miller

1996

  • Judy Walker

1995

  • Mark Walker

1994

  • David Ose

1993

  • Abdellatif Laradji

1992

  • Niels Lauritzen

1991

  • Tuval Foguel

1990

  • Hara Charalambous

1989

  • Sunil Gunaratne

1988

  • Harald Ellers