Michael Neilan has been awarded a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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.