Prof. Nalini Anantharaman Awarded 2020 Nemmers Prize in Mathematics
Prof. Nalini Anantharaman was awarded the 2020 Frederick Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics “for her profound contributions to microlocal analysis and mathematical physics, in particular to problems of localization and delocalization of eigen functions.” A visit to Northwestern University campus and a lecture series will be planned (likely 2021-22). Anantharaman is a professor at the Institute for Advanced Mathematical Research at the University of Strasbourg. She studies quantum chaos, dynamical systems, the Schrödinger equation, and harmonic analysis on large graphs. Analysis and mathematical physics are the main focus of Nalini Anantharaman’s research.
Frederick Esser Nemmers Prize recipients are selected in even-numbered years and, as a condition of the award, spend several weeks in residence at Northwestern University interacting with students and faculty. Seminars and conferences are often held in conjunction with their visits.
NU Math Graduate Student, Yajit Jain, Awarded NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Yajit Jain, a mathematics graduate student at Northwestern University, has been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines.
The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.