Repost from Ralph Cohen:


Dear all,


I am really pleased to inform you of two new distinguished chairs appointed in our department.

Steve Kerckhoffis the new Robert Grimmett Professor of Mathematics.

The Grimmett endowment supports three distinguished chairs in mathematics. The other two are George Papanicolaou and Leon Simon.


Amir Dembois the new Marjorie Mhoon Fair Professor in Quantitative Science.

The Mhoon Fair endowment supports two distinguished professorships. The other Mhoon Fair Professor is Iain Johnstone in the Statistics Department.


These distinguished chairs honor Steve and Amir for their outstanding careers in research and teaching. Please join me in congratulating them on this well-deserved recognition.


best wishes,



Ralph L. Cohen

Barbara Kimball Browning Professor

in the School of Humanities and Sciences

Professor of Mathematics

Senior Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences

School of Humanities and Sciences

Stanford University