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

  • 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