Two UM Math Professors Awarded Simons Fellowships

Professor Greg Galloway (chair) and Professor Michelle Wachs Galloway have been named Simons Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year. The fellowship is named for Jim Simons, a mathematician who founded Renaissance Technologies, one of the world's most successful hedge funds that operates based on mathematical and statistical methods. Awarded through his Simons Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing math and science research, the Simons Fellowship extends the professors' semester research sabbatical into a year-long period of study. Both professors will spend a portion of their fellowships in Berkeley, California. Galloway is an organizer of a semester-long program on mathematical relativity at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), and will serve there as an Eisenbud Professor. Wachs will be a visiting scholar in the math department of the University of California, Berkeley, where she will continue her research in algebraic combinatorics.

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January 29, 2013