Yale faculty members awarded 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships

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Five Yale faculty members are among 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers who were awarded a $65,000 Sloan Research Fellowship to advance their work.

The fellowship program honors early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars — part of the next generation of scientific leaders. The fellowships are awarded in eight scientific and technical fields: mathematics, neuroscience, physics, economics, chemistry, computer science, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, and ocean sciences.

Fellow scientists nominate candidates for the Sloan Research Fellowships, and the winners are selected by an independent panel of senior scholars on the basis of a candidate’s independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in his or her field.

Yale 2018 Sloan Research Fellows

Stefan Steinerberger, assistant professor of mathematics

Steinberger’s main field of research is analysis, in which he examines questions that combine partial differential equations, geometry, spectral theory, and harmonic analysis.

Yihong Wu, assistant professor of statistics and data science

Wu’s research interests involve theoretical and algorithmic aspects of high-dimensional statistics, information theory, and additive combinatorics and optimal transport, with applications to information theory and control.

Joseph Shapiro, assistant professor of economics

Shapiro’s research focuses on trade and the environment. He studies how trade policy affects pollution; how environmental policy affects trade; and how research on trade can inform environmental policy.

David Moore, assistant professor of physics

Moore’s research focuses on experimental nuclear and particle physics, including tests of the fundamental nature of neutrinos, dark matter, and gravity at microscopic distances.

David Breslow, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology

Breslow’s research investigates the physiologic roles of primary cilia (the micron-scale structure protruding from the surface of most cells in the human body), the cellular processes that support these functions, and the disease states that result from errors in these processes.

For a complete list of winners, visit the Sloan Foundation website

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit, grant-making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-president and chief executive officer of the General Motors Corporation, the foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics.

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