2015 Simons Fellows Include Borcea, Chinburg, Luskin
The Simons Foundation recently announced the 2015 Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. The goal of the Simons Fellows Program is to increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation by extending a faculty member’s single-term sabbatical leave to a full academic year.
The list of Simons Fellows in Mathematics include many former speakers, organizers and participants of IPAM programs. Three of them visited IPAM in the last few years. Liliana Borcea (University of Michigan) was a speaker in workshops on Random Media (2011) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (2012). Ted Chinburg (University of Pennsylvania) was a speaker in the 2015 workshop, Zariski-dense Subgroups. Mitch Luskin (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities) was an organizer and participant of the 2012 long program on Materials Defects. Congratulations to all!