Scott Duke Kominers ’09, a student in the Harvard Business Economics Ph.D. program, was awarded the 2010 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student on Jan. 14 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco.

The Morgan Prize, presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, honored Kominers for “his outstanding and prolific record of undergraduate research spanning a broad range of topics, including number theory, computational geometry, and mathematical economics.”

Kominers finished his undergraduate degree at Harvard University in 2009, and already has several published papers.  His research in extremal lattices sheds new light on some problems that have been extensively investigated in recent years, and his work, together with collaborators, on “hinged dissections” resolves a problem that dates back to 1864. Kominers has also published puzzles and haikus, as well as papers in musicology.

For more on the award, visit the American Mathematical Society.