CMI announces the appointment of Roman Travkin as a Clay Research Scholar, for a period of three years. Mr. Travkin will receive his Ph.D. this year from MIT, where he has been working under the supervision of Roman Bezrukavnikov. Before coming to MIT, Travkin studied at the Independent University of Moscow; prior to that, that he competed in the all-Rusisia mathematical olympiads, receiving first place once and second place twice. In his thesis, Mr. Travkin has proved the "generic part" of the quantum geometric Langlands duality for the group GL(n) over a base field of positive characteristic. He has shown that in this context it is a twisted version of the Fourier-Mukai transform.