Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman, assistant professor of mathematics, and PGI associated faculty studies partial differential equations, general relativity, and other topics that influence our understanding of space, time, and black holes. Shlapentokh-Rothman earned his B.S. at Stanford University and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of…

**THE 2021 GALILEO GALILEI MEDAL GOES TO ALESSANDRA BUONANNO, THIBAULT DAMOUR AND FRANS PRETORIUS**

*The prize is awarded to the theoretical studies that described the behavior of two black holes spiraling around each other until they collide. Research proved to be of great importance for the analysis of the…*

**Elena Giorgi, Lisa Sauermann, and Nicole Looper to receive the fourth annual Association for Women in Mathematics Dissertation Prize.**

In the century since the publication of Einstein's theory of general relativity, strongly curved spacetimes, from black holes to cosmological histories, have…