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Michael Lipnowski receives the NSF CAREER award

May 15, 2024

Michael Lipnowski receives the NSF CAREER award

Michael Lipnowski

Congratulations to Professor Michael Lipnowski who has been awarded an NSF-CAREER grant for his proposal "CAREER: Topology, Spectral Geometry, and Arithmetic of Locally Symmetric Spaces." The goal of this project is to investigate problems in algebraic number theory and aims to systematically organize locally symmetric spaces arising from arithmetic in order to distill inherent structure thereon. The blend of probabilistic, geometry, and algorithmic methods underlying this project lends itself well to an outreach program for middle school and high school students which Lipnowski has piloted, designed to foster outside-the-box mathematical thinking. Therefore, the grant will award him a total of $499,999 over the next 5 years in order to fund this goal. 

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.