Please join the Department of Mathematics in congratulating Prof. Michael Neilan on receiveing the pretigious 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics.
“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, P resident of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “These researchers are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge in unprecedented ways. ”
Awarded in eight scientific and technical fields — chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics — the Sloan Research F ellowships are awarded through close cooperation with the scientific community. Candidates must be nominated by their fellow scientists , and winning fellows are selected by an independent panel of senior scholars on the basis of a candidate’s independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in his or her field. Fellows receive $50,000 to further their research.
A list of this years winners can be found here.