Congratulations to Aaron Pixton, a current 4th-year graduate student, who has been appointed to a five-year Clay Research Fellowship beginning September 1, 2013.Aaron Pixton will receive his Ph.D. in 2013 from Princeton University under the supervision of Rahul Pandharipande. His research is in enumerative algebraic geometry. The topics he has worked on recently include the tautological ring of the moduli space of curves, moduli spaces of sheaves on 3-folds, and Gromov-Witten theory.
Clay Research Fellows are selected for their research achievements and their potential to become leaders in research mathematics. All are recent Ph.D.'s, and most are selected as they complete their thesis work. Terms range from one to five years, with most given in the upper range of this interval. Fellows are employed by the Clay Mathematics Institute, which is a U.S. charitable foundation, but may hold their fellowships anywhere in the U.S.A., Europe, or elsewhere in the world.