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Three Win 2015 Simons Fellowships

Foundation recognizes and supports outstanding work in math and theoretical physics

Three Weinberg College professors have received prestigious fellowships for 2015 from the Simons Foundation.

Mathematics professors Laura DeMarco and Mihnea Popa were named fellows in the category of mathematics, while Adilson Motter, the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was awarded a fellowship in the category of theoretical physics.

The Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. The Simons Fellows Program seeks to make it easier for faculty to take such leaves or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year.

DeMarco’s primary research interests are in dynamical systems and complex analysis. Popa studies algebraic geometry, specifically vanishing theorems in birational geometry, derived categories, Hodge theory, abelian varieties and moduli spaces.

Motter's research is focused on the dynamical behavior of complex systems and networks.

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