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NU Math Dept Awarded NSF Research Training Grant (RTG)

NSF has awarded a Research Training Grant (RTG) in Dynamics to NU Mathematics.  The Principal Investigator is Bryna Kra, with co-PI's Nir Avni, Aaron Brown, Ilya Khayutin and Jared Wunsch. The proposal aims to increase the strength of research in the field of dynamics, both at Northwestern and across the US, and to address the severely constricted pipeline of talented students entering dynamics. The larger goal is to increase the number of US citizens well-prepared to carry out research in the mathematical sciences, with a focus on increasing the numbers from historically underrepresented groups.

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Prof. Bryna Kra Receives 2022 Ver Steeg Award

Bryna Kra, Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Mathematics, has received the 17th annual Dorothy Ann and Clarence L. Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellowship Award. The Ver Steeg Fellowship supports scholarship and research by tenured Northwestern faculty whose work enhances the national and international reputation of the University. Prof. Kra is a leading expert in ergodic theory and dynamical systems, working at the intersection of dynamics, combinatorics and number theory. Through her research, teaching and service, Kra has been a leader in her field and a forceful advocate for diversity in STEM. 
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2022 Nemmers Prize in Mathematics Announced

Northwestern University has announced the 2022 Nemmers Prize winners.  The winner in mathematics is Bhargav Bhatt of the University of Michigan and Princeton/IAS.  He received the Nemmers Prize in Mathematics for his "revolutionary contributions to algebraic geometry in mixed characteristic through a new synthesis of ideas in topology, algebra and arithmetic." Nemmers recipients spend some time in residence at Northwestern University interacting with students and faculty.  Seminars and conferences are often held in conjunction with their visits.  Click here for more information regarding the Nemmers Prizes.
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