Profs. Bryna Kra and Jared Wunsch Named Simons Fellows for 2021
Northwestern University and the Simons Foundation congratulates the outstanding mathematicians and theoretical physicists who have been awarded Simons Fellowships in 2021. Two of Northwestern University Mathematics faculty, Prof. Bryna Kra and Prof. Jared Wunsch, are among the 2021 Simon Fellowship award recipients. Prof. Kra’s project is “Topological and Ergodic Properties of Symbolic Systems.” Prof. Wunsch’s project is “Propagation of Singularities, Diffraction, and Decay of Waves.”
The Simons Fellows program extends academic leaves from one term to a full year, enabling recipients to focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances. The Simons Foundation seeks to create strong collaborations and foster the cross-pollination of ideas between investigators, as these interactions often lead to unexpected breakthroughs. The Simons Foundation Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division supports research in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science by providing funding for individuals, institutions and science infrastructure.
NU Math Prof. Du and Prof. Khayutin Awarded 2021 Sloan Research FellowshipsNorthwestern University Mathematics faculty members, Prof. Xiumin Du and Prof. Ilya Khayutin, have been awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships.
Open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields—chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics—the Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded in close coordination with the scientific community. Candidates must be nominated by their fellow scientists and winners are selected by independent panels of senior scholars on the basis of a candidate’s research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in his or her field. More than 1000 researchers are nominated each year for 128 fellowship slots. Winners receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship which can be spent to advance the fellow’s research.