Ivan Cherednik named Simons Fellow

Prof. Ivan Cherednik has been honored in the 2013 class of Simons Fellows in Mathematics, the second annual round of this prestigious program. The Simons Fellows program provides “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.” Cherednik will couple this award with a research and study assignment from UNC in order to work on his research project for the full calendar year 2014.

The Simons Foundation is a private foundation incorporated by Jim and Marilyn Simons with the mission “to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences,” sponsoring “programs that aim to promote a deeper understanding of our world.”

Ivan is the second Carolina Mathematics faculty member to earn this honor, joining Prof. Jim Damon who was in the inaugural 2012 class of Simons Fellows in Mathematics.

We will of course miss seeing Ivan around the Department in 2014, but we are very excited for him for this special opportunity. Congratulations to Ivan on this wonderful honor.