April 17, 2014

Fields Institute Announces Postdoctoral Fellowship Winners

TORONTO, APRIL 21, 2009 - The Fields Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the Fields-Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2009-2010 academic year. Michael Coons (Simon Fraser University), Dejun Xie (University of Pittsburgh), Chris Conidis (University of Chicago) and Xianhua Peng (Columbia University) have each been awarded a Fields-Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship.

As part of this special fellowship they will spend one semester participating in a thematic program at the Fields Institute and three (or more) semesters conducting research and teaching at a Fields Principal Sponsoring University in Ontario.

The Fields-Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship program is a new initiative co-sponsored by the Fields Institute and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. It provides talented young mathematicians an opportunity to contribute to the Ontario scientific community, establish lasting research collaborations and build a career in Ontario. Coons and Conidis will be working at the University of Waterloo, while Xie and Peng will join the University of Western Ontario and York University, respectively.

The winners of the 2009 Jerrold E. Marsden Postdoctoral Fellowship have also been announced. Established in honour of Fields' founding Director, this fellowship has been awarded this year to Kyoung-Kuk Kim (Columbia University) and Chin How Jeffrey Pang (Cornell University). Both will participate in 2009-2010 thematic programs at Fields before moving to a university for research and teaching. Kim will join the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology while Pang will move to the University of Waterloo.

The Fields Institute, located in Toronto, is recognized as one of the world's leading independent mathematical research institutions. With a wide array of pure, applied, industrial, financial and educational programs, the Fields Institute attracts over 1,000 visitors annually from every corner of the globe, to collaborate on leading-edge research programs in the mathematical sciences. See for further details.

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