Fellowship will support Corvino’s research on geometric analysis
Justin Corvino, assistant professor of mathematics, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct geometric analysis research at the Mittag-Leffler Institute and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He will be in Stockholm from August through December of 2008.
The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Corvino’s stay will coordinate with the “Geometry, Analysis, and General Relativity” program at the Mittag-Leffler Institute and the “Geometry and Analysis” conference at KTH.
Corvino’s geometric analysis research will focus on problems inspired by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, including Einstein Constraint Equations as well as the causal structure of space-time.
“Part of the goal of my participation is to increase my opportunity to collaborate with peers on research,” says Corvino. “There will be many of the leading and upcoming people in the field visiting for some, or all, of the program; if I were only able to stay a short while, I would miss many of these people. Furthermore, staying for several months affords real time to work together with others.”
According to Corvino, his Fulbright research largely overlaps with his other research projects focusing on “Problems in Geometric Analysis and General Relativity.” The program, which will include student researchers, is being supported by a three-year $114,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
“Participation in this program gives me a great opportunity to achieve results on the projects from the NSF proposal, since I will be entirely free from teaching duties. Though I assume that I’ll be asked to give one or more lectures on my work during the program,” Corvino explains.
Academics will not be his only pursuit while in Stockholm. The cultural exchange component of the fellowship will give Corvino and his family, who will travel with him, ample opportunity to expand their cultural horizons.
“My son will start kindergarten there, and my daughter will be in pre-school,” Corvino explains. “Most of the cultural exchange in which we will be engaged will probably involve the children. Hopefully, they’ll make some new friends, and we’ll be able to meet the families, and see how life goes in Sweden.”
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