- Katherine Stange and Jonathan Wise have been named 2021 Simons Fellows in Mathematics. They are among 40 mathematicians nationwide to win this recognition this year, which supports academic leaves for research. Katherine Stange plans to spend her sabbatical studying the arithmetic of Apollonian circle packings and Kleinian groups, as well as topics in Diophantine approximation and post-quantum cryptography. Jonathan Wise will study moduli spaces of algebraic curves and abelian varieties using techniques from logarithmic and tropical geometry. For more details on their work and plans see this article in the Colorado Arts and Science Magazine.
- In Spring 2021 we welcome Alexandr Kazda from Charles University, Prague, as our Ulam visitor. He works in Algebra, Computer Science, Complexity Theory and will organize a weekly Ulam Seminar on Constraint Satisfaction.
- We welcome Kyle Luh to the faculty of the Math Department! Dr. Luh joins us as a new Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. He is working in high-dimensional probability and in particular random matrices and random graphs.
- The Math Department welcomes our two new PostDocs: Dr. Florencia Orosz Hunziker received her Ph.D. at Yale University in 2019 under the supervision of Igor Frenkel. Her research interests are vertex algebra theory, Lie theory and representation theory.
Dr. Rodrigo Ribeiro received his Ph.D. at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais under the supervision of Remy Sanchis in 2016 and held postdoctoral Positions at PUC Chile in Santiago with Alejandro Ramirez and at IMPA (Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada) in Rio de Janeiro with Roberto Imbuzeiro Oliveira. His research interests are random graphs and random walks in random environments.
Our colleague Markus Pflaum received an NSF award as a CoPI jointly with Aurora Clark (PI, Chemistry, Washington State University), Yang Zhang (CoPI, Engineering, University of Illinois), Ravishankar Sundararaman (CoPI, Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Henry Adams (CoPI, Applied Topology, Colorado State University) for their project "Descriptors of Energy Landscapes via Topological Analysis" (DELTA). The grant is a continuing grant with an initially awarded amount of $846,222.00 for the first year.