Fenglong You, a fourth year student in our mathematics Ph.D. program, has been awarded a prestigious Presidential Fellowship by the OSU Graduate School. Only about 20 of these fellowships are made available every semester to the most exceptional doctoral students in the entire university. They recognize outstanding scholarship and research ability and provide recipients with the opportunity to devote all of their time to their dissertation research.
Fenglong joined our doctoral program in 2012 after completing a his masters degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a prior undergraduate degree at the Sun Yat-Sen University in China. For the last three years he has been working under the guidance of Professor Hsian-Hua Tseng in the general area of Algebraic Geometry. His research focuses on the modern developments in and applicants of Mirror Symmetry and Gromov-Witten Invariants. These techniques have been inspired by String Theory in physics, and they have revolutionized approaches to many old and new problems in geometry. Fenglong's research contributions have received highest accolades by distinguished senior researchers in the field and include, thus far, four articles, of which his first solo paper has already been published.