Purdue Professor Named Sloan Research Fellow

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 10:57 AM

Purdue University Mathematics Professor Chi Li has been named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow. His focus is in complex geometry. Li 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. 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.

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