Congratulations to Robert Ghrist, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor, professor in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Mathematics, and Pennergy faculty member, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Chauvenet Prize, the highest award attainable in the area of mathematical expository writing. Ghrist is recognized for his work, "Barcodes: The Persistent Topology of Data," published in the* Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 45* (2008).

The Chauvenet Prize is presented by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and past winners have numbered among the most distinguished of mathematical expositors in the world.