May 9, 2002
Vol. 21 No. 15

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    Mathematician receives 2002 Sloan Fellowship

    By Steve Koppes
    News Office

    A University mathematician is among 104 outstanding young scientists and economists to receive a 2002 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

    The Sloan fellowship will support the work of Lenya Ryzhik, Assistant Professor in Mathematics and the College, with $40,000 over the next two years.

    The new Sloan fellows were selected from among hundreds of highly qualified scientists in the early stages of their careers on the basis of their exceptional promise to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

    Ryzhik specializes in applied partial differential equations. In particular he studies the propagation of waves in complicated media, such as the scattering of seismic waves in the Earth, or acoustic waves in the ocean or in the human body (for the treatment of kidney stones). He also studies the effects of fluid flows on chemical reactions with a group of Chicago astrophysicists.