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Three awarded Sloan Fellowships

Three Princeton faculty members have been selected to receive fellowships from the Alfred Sloan Foundation to conduct research in economics, mathematics and physics.

Economist Jonathan Parker, mathematician Wilhelm Schlag and physicist Uros Seljak each will receive $40,000 over two years to conduct unrestricted research in their fields.

The highly selective fellowships are designed to help researchers who are at an early stage of their careers and who show exceptional promise. The Sloan Foundation selected 104 U.S. and Canadian recipients this year from among hundreds of nominees.

Seljak, an assistant professor of physics, conducts research in theoretical cosmology with a focus on the origin and evolution of the universe. Schlag, an assistant professor of mathematics, specializes in the study of harmonic analysis and partial differential equations. Parker, an assistant professor of economics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, focuses on macroeconomics and applied econometrics and has studied such issues as the decline in national savings and household consumption behavior.

The Sloan Foundation annually awards its research fellowships in the areas of chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience and physics. Selections were made by a panel of 18 distinguished scientists, including Princeton astrophysicist Scott Tremaine and mathematician Peter Sarnak.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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