February 24, 2017

Purdue professor named 2017 Sloan Fellow

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University mathematics professor Chi Li has been named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow as one of the next generation of scientific leaders.

 Li, whose focus is in complex geometry, will receive a $60,000 fellowship to further his research. He is among 126 researchers in the United States and Canada selected for 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Educated at Peking University, with a Ph.D. from Princeton University, Li came to Purdue as an assistant professor in August 2015.

Paul L. Joskow, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, said in a statement, “Through their achievements and ambition, these young scholars are transforming their fields and opening up entirely new research horizons. We are proud to support them at this crucial stage of their careers.”

Forty-three former Sloan Fellows have won the Nobel Prize, 69 have received the National Medal of Science, and 16 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was established in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan Jr., then- president and CEO of General Motors. It makes grants in support of original research in science, technology, mathematics and economics. 

Writer: Tim Doty, 765-496-2571, doty2@purdue.edu 

Sources: Chi Li, 765-494-7919, li2285@purdue.edu

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