Past and Present IPAM Participants Named 2016 Simons Fellows

Posted on 3/23/16 in News

Bryna Kra

Congratulations to the 2016 Simons Foundation Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics! Awardees include many speakers, organizers and participants of IPAM programs:

  • Alexei Borodin (MIT)—member of IPAM’s Science Advisory Board
  • Gautam Iyer (CMU)—speaker of a workshop during the 2014 Mathematics of Turbulence program
  • Bryna Kra (Northwestern)—member of IPAM’s Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2015
  • Mark Newman (Univ. of Michigan)—speaker in the upcoming third workshop of IPAM’s current program on Culture Analytics
  • Adam Oberman (McGill)—participant in two IPAM long programs, Optimal Transport (2008) and Optimization (2010)
  • Bob Pego (CMU)—organizer and speaker of a workshop on Kinetic Theory in 2009
  • Sorin Popa (UCLA)—organizer of an upcoming long program on Quantitative Linear Algebra
  • Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley)—speaker in several IPAM workshops, including one in 2014 on Combinatorial and Computational Geometry

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.