San Francisco State University Professor of Mathematics Federico Ardila has been selected to receive a 2019 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics. The prestigious award provides funding for mathematicians to cover their salary while they extend a six-month sabbatical to a year, giving them the time away from teaching to focus fully on their research. Ardila is one of 39 mathematicians nationwide to receive the fellowship and is the only awardee from a non-Ph.D.-granting institution.
“I’m really excited about a couple of ongoing projects where my collaborators and I have solved a series of problems that have remained unsolved since the 1980s,” he said. “This award is going to give me room to finish writing these articles and to explore many new research directions that they open up.”