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UC Santa Cruz Mathematician Samit Dasgupta Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

February 20, 2009

Samit Dasgupta, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has received a $50,000 research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York.

The award is an unrestricted grant over two years, meant to support the work of a talented young researcher early in his academic career. Dasgupta, who focuses on number theory and arithmetic geometry, studies the connections between special values of L-functions, algebraic points on Abelian varieties, and units in number fields.

This year, the foundation, which was established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then president and CEO of General Motors, awarded more than 100 fellowships to researchers in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, and neuroscience.

Other mathematicians who received 2009 Sloan Foundation fellowships included Justin A. Holmer (Brown University); Mathias Drton and Luis E. Silvestre (University of Chicago), Julien Dubédat and Robert Lipshitz (Columbia University), Thomas Lam and Lauren K. Williams (Harvard University), Izzet Coskun and Alina Marian (University of Illinois-Chicago), Ciprian Demeter (Indiana University), Julianna Tymoczko (University of Iowa), Yoichiro Mori (University of Minnesota), Gerard Awanou (Northern Illinois University), Francesco Calegari (Northwestern University), Chiu-Yen Kao (Ohio State University), Wotao Yin (Rice University), Jian Song (Rutgers), Dan Margalit (Tufts University), and Jesse Peterson (Vanderbilt University).

Source: University of California, Santa Cruz, Feb. 19, 2009; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Feb. 17, 2009.


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Friday, February 20, 2009