Professors Manjul Bhargava and Amit Singer have been appointed as Simons Investigators by the Simons foundation in the inaugural year of the program.The Simons Investigator Award is a 5-year program where the Simons Investigator will receive research support each year.
The award requirements are that a scientist must be engaged in theoretical research in Mathematics and must have a primary appointment as a faculty member at a U.S. institution. (This award was determined by a distinguished panel of mathematicians who chose Simons Investigators after a careful nomination and vetting process.) This appointment will begin on August 1, 2012.