Professors Igor Rodnianski, Amit Singer, and Allan Sly named 2017 Simons Investigators

2017 Simons Investigators

The Simons Foundation has named Princeton professors Igor Rodnianski, Amit Singer, and Allan Sly as Simons Investigators in 2017. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions.

Professor Rodnianski, cited for his proofs of "theorems concerning the full nonlinear dynamics of the Einstein equations, in both the weak and strong field regimes, and has obtained new results regarding gravitational radiation associated to black hole spacetimes", and Professor Sly, who has "resolved long-standing open problems on the computational complexity of phase transitions and on the dynamics of the Ising model", were named Simons Investigators in Mathematics.

Professor Singer, who was named an inaugural Simons Investigator in Mathematics in 2015, was this year named a Math+X Investigator, a program designed to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering. Here, the 'X' is molecular biology.

This year's roster of Simons Investigators also included Andrea Bertozzi '87 *91, a professor of mathematics at UCLA, and Simon Brendle, who was an assistant professor in our department.