Yuri Tschinkel Awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Miami

December 15, 2023

Yuri Tschinkel, Professor of Mathematics, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Miami in Florida. Professor Tschinkel received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, for his distinguished efforts in mathematics, especially for his continued efforts to make math more accessible.

He delivered the remarks at the university's 2023 Fall Graduate Degree Ceremony on December 14th. “Situated between philosophy and the exact sciences, mathematics is known and sometimes feared for being abstract and impenetrable,” Professor Tschinkel addressed the crowd of 500 graduates and their families. “Seventy years ago, people wondered about effectiveness of math, but today it is unreasonably effective. Mathematics has become the heart of computers, communications, organizations, management, and of business. It is universal, and it is everywhere.”  

You can see a recording of the ceremony here.