2016 Simons Fellows in Mathematics
The Simons Fellows in Mathematics Program provides funds to faculty for research leaves from classroom teaching and administrative obligations as such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. Mathematical sciences faculty Gautam Iyer and Bob Pego were named 2016 Simons Fellows in Mathematics. Professor Iyer works on problems related to mathematical fluid dynamics and mixing using both deterministic and probabilistic techniques, and Professor Pego studies nonlinear dynamics in PDE, especially coherent structures and nonlinear waves.They are among 37 mathematicians named Simons Fellows in Mathematics in 2016. They join Alan Frieze among the ranks of Simons Fellows on the CMU mathematics faculty. Frieze was awarded a Simons Fellowship in Mathematics in 2015.