Dr. Hrant Hakobyan, a University of Toronto, Department of Mathematics postdoctoral fellow from July 2007 to June 2010 with Professor Ilia Binder, has been awarded the 2010 Emil Artin Junior Prize in Mathematics.

**An excerpt from the AMS notices posting:**

*“**Hrant Hakobyan of Kansas State University has been awarded the 2010 Emil Artin Junior Prize in Mathematics.*

*Established in 2001, the Emil Artin Junior Prize in Mathematics carries a cash award of US$1,000 and is presented usually every year to a student or former student of an Armenian university under the age of thirty-five for outstanding contributions to algebra, geometry, topology, and number theory—the fields in which Emil Artin made major contributions”*

The full article can be found here: http://www.ams.org/notices/201011/rtx101101481p.pdf

Our congratulations go to Dr. Hakobyan on this accomplishment.