Clay Research Fellows
Clay Research Fellows are selected for their research achievements and their potential to become leaders in research mathematics. All are recent Ph.D.'s, and most are selected as they complete their thesis work. Terms range from one to five years, with most given in the upper range of this interval. Fellows are employed by the Clay Mathematics Institute, which is a U.S. charitable foundation, but may hold their fellowships anywhere in the U.S.A., Europe, or elsewhere in the world. The fellowships provide generous salary and research expenses. Current and past fellows are listed on the right.
2013 Clay Research Fellows
Semyon Dyatlov and Aaron Pixton have been appointed Clay Research Fellows for five year terms.
Semyon Dyatlov will receive his Ph.D in 2013 from the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Maciej Zworski. He applies the methods of microlocal analysis and dynamical systems to problems in scattering theory, quantum chaos, and mathematical general relativity. One of his research interests is scattering resonance more ....
Aaron Pixton will receive his Ph.D. in 2013 from Princeton University under the supervision of Rahul Pandharipande. His research is in enumerative algebraic geometry. The topics he has worked on recently include the tautological ring of the moduli space of curves, moduli spaces of sheaves on 3-folds, and Gromov-Witten theory. more ...
The Clay Research Fellowship provides a young mathematician employment under ideal conditions for a period of two to five years. A Fellow may work at the location that best suits his or her research; support for travel and research expenses, as well as provisions for collaboration, are available in addition to a generous salary.
The primary selection criteria for the Fellowship are the exceptional quality of the candidate's research and the candidate's promise to become a mathematical leader. Most recent appointees were finishing graduate students at the time of their selection, though other mathematicians under age thirty occasionally have been appointed. Selection decisions are made by the Scientific Advisory Board based on the nominating materials described below.
To nominate a candidate, please send the following items by October 30 for full consideration:
- Letter of nomination
- Names and contact information for two other references
- Curriculum Vitae
- Publication list for the nominee