University of Miami Professor Awarded 2017 Simons Investigator Award

Dr. Ludmil Katzarkov, a professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded the prestigious Simons Investigator Award by the Simons Foundation.

Dr. Ludmil Katzarkov, mathematics professor at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the Simons Investigator Award.
Dr. Ludmil Katzarkov is a professor in the Mathematics Department at UM.

“The Simons Investigator Award in Mathematics is one of the most prestigious honors in the mathematics community,” said Stephen Cantrell, chair and professor in the Mathematics Department. “I am absolutely delighted for and very proud of Ludmil for this extremely well-deserved recognition.”

On its website, the Simons Foundation’s mission is to “advance the frontier of research in mathematics and the basic sciences” by supporting scientists and their projects with research grants.

“I work very hard and finally the work has paid off,” said Katzarkov. “I really hope to use this award to advance my research and to bring some world-class mathematicians to the University of Miami.”

The award, according to the website, was given to Katzarkov for his “novel ideas and techniques in geometry, proving long-standing conjectures (e.g., the Shavarevich conjecture) and formulating new conceptual approaches to open questions in homological mirror symmetry, rationality of algebraic varieties and symplectic geometry.”

Katzarkov’s research involves algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry and string theory. He has been a Simons Foundation Fellow and a Cooper Fellow, the College of Arts and Sciences notable award to faculty members. He also is participating in the Simons Collaboration on Homological Mirror Symmetry, which launched in 2015, and involves a field of mathematics inspired by theoretical physics.




August 29, 2017