Simons Foundation Announces 2019 Fellows
The Simons Foundation has chosen the 2019 Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. These fellows will be funded for up to a year of academic leave, “enabling recipients to focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances.” Among the remarkable mathematicians and theoretical physicists are the following IPAM affiliates:
- Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University), organizer for both the 2015 and 2018 Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference and speaker for the 2011 NSF Mathematics Institutes’ Modern Math Workshop (at SACNAS)
- William Duke (University of California, Los Angeles), organizer for IPAM’s 2002 workshop Contemporary Methods in Cryptography
- Nets Katz (California Institute of Technology), organizer and core participant for IPAM’s spring 2014 long program Algebraic Techniques for Combinatorial and Computational Gravity and speaker for many workshops, most recently IPAM’s 2014 workshop Combinatorial Geometry Problems at the Algebraic Interface
- Inwon Kim (University of California, Los Angeles), speaker for two IPAM workshops, including the 2017 workshop Mean Field Games and core participant for IPAM’s spring 2008 long program Optimal Transport
- Tatiana Toro (University of Washington), Board of Trustees member since 2009, organizer for multiple IPAM programs including the 2015 and 2018 Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference, speaker for multiple workshops and most recently IPAM’s 2013 panel discussion “¿Así Que Quieres Ser un Matemático?,” and core participant in IPAM’s spring 2013 long program Interactions Between Analysis and Geometry
The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. The grants are awarded in four areas of research: Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, autism research, and Outreach & Education. The Mathematics and Physical Sciences division was established in 2010.