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Early-career Mathematicians Receive 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships

Twenty early-career mathematicians are among the 126 researchers to receive this year's US$50,000 Sloan Research Fellowships. The 20 mathematicians are: Nir Avni (Northwestern University), Nayantara Bhatnagar (University of Delaware), Maksym Fedorchuk (Boston College), Jonathan Hauenstein (North Carolina State University), Kai-Wen Lan (University of Minnesota), Lionel Levine (Cornell University), Ivan Loseu (Northeastern University), Maryanthe Malliaris (The University of Chicago), Amir Mohammadi (University of Texas, Austin), Aaron Naber (Northwestern University), Deanna Needell (Claremont McKenna College), Michael J. Neilan (University of Pittsburgh), Benoit Pausader (Princeton University), Charles Smart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jared Speck (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Samuel Stechmann (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Song Sun (Stony Brook University), Benjamin Webster (University of Virginia), Jared Weinstein (Boston University), and Jun Yin (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

"For more than half a century, the Sloan Foundation has been proud to honor the best young scientific minds and support them during a crucial phase of their careers when early funding and recognition can really make a difference," said Dr. Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "These researchers are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge in unprecedented ways." See the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship press release with link to all the recipients.