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Hannah Larson and Isabel Vogt Awarded Mirzakhani Fellowships
The Stanford Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that Hannah Larson is awarded the Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship, and Isabel Vogt is awarded the Maryam Mirzakhani Postdoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships were established in memory of our former colleague, Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, allowing us to attract outstanding students, developing the next generation of world leaders in mathematics. Hannah Larson is a Ph.D. student at Stanford working in algebraic geometry with Ravi Vakil.

Mathematics Professor Andras Vasy elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics Professor Andras Vasy has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators engaged in advancing the public good. Professor Vasy has been a member of the Stanford Mathematics Department since 2008.  Vasy works on Partial Differential Equations, which describe a variety of physical phenomena.

2019 Hertz Fellows: Mathematics Students Nitya Mani & Nina Zubrilina
  Stanford Mathematics majors, Nitya Mani and Nina Zubrilina, have been named 2019 Hertz Fellows. Nitya Mani, a senior majoring in mathematics and computer science, was selected for her work in exploring the underlying properties of networks, called graphs, which characterize many aspects of modern life. Nitya also works with problems that reside at the intersection of mathematics and computer science.  Nitya’s previous honors include the Goldwater Scholarship, the Karl Menger Award from the American Mathematical Society, and honorable mention for the Alice T.

Current and former Stanford math majors awarded 2019 Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Nina Zubrilina, a Stanford senior majoring in Mathematics, and Indira Puri, a 2017 Stanford graduate with a bachelor’s degree in math, have been awarded the 2019 Soros Fellowship for New Americans. This fellowship provides support for graduate study at any U.S. University. Soros Fellows are either immigrants of the children of immigrants and are selected based on merit. Zubrilina has previously been recognized with the Barry M.

Moon Duchin, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University, giving public lecture on gerrymandering and mathematics
Moon Duchin is Associate Professor of Mathematics and Senior Fellow in the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. Her mathematical specialties are geometric group theory, geometric topology, and dynamics. For the last few years, she has been working on mathematical and computational interventions in redistricting. In 2018, she was the consulting expert for Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf in that state’s court-mandated redistricting process. This year, she organized a brief by mathematicians and law scholars for the Supreme Court in their North Carolina gerrymandering case.

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