February 12, 2020

Purdue professor named 2020 Sloan Fellow

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University mathematics professor Linquan Ma has been named a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow as one of the next generation of scientific leaders.

Ma, whose focus is in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry, will receive a $75,000 fellowship to further his research. He is among 126 researchers in the United States and Canada selected for 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Educated at Peking University, with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ma first came to Purdue as the Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor in 2014-15 before returning as an assistant professor in 2018.

Fifty former Sloan Fellows have won the Nobel Prize, 69 have received the National Medal of Science, and 17 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: Kelsey Schnieders Lefever, kschnied@purdue.edu

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