Sloan Foundation announces 2021 Research Fellowships

Sloan Foundation announces 2021 Research Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York City has announced the recipients of the 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships — which include a $75,000 cash grant over two years — support early-career scientists and scholars from the United States and Canada whose achievements identify them as leaders in one of eight scientific and technical fields — chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, earth systems science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, or physics.

Representing fifty-eight institutions, this year's fellows include Carlos A. Argüelles Delgado (physics, Harvard University), who is developing new techniques to study and characterize astrophysical neutrinos, with the aim of  better understanding the origin of the high-energy astrophysical neutrino flux; Anela Choy (earth systems science, University of California, San Diego), who studies the structure and function of open ocean and deep-sea food webs; Tengyu Ma (computer science, Stanford University, whose work is focused on machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and representation learning; Elena Manresa (economics, New York University), who explores the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to heterogeneity in econometrics; Nathaniel Stapleton (mathematics, University of Kentucky), whose research in algebraic topology combines ideas from geometry and number theory and how they can be used to assign algebraic gadgets to shapes; and Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (chemistry, University of Utah), who studies the properties and fabrication processes of nanomaterials for potential application in solar energy conversion, thermoelectrics, batteries, and electronics.

For a complete list of 2021 Sloan Research Fellows, see the Sloan Foundation website.

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