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Portrait of Ila Varma
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Ila Varma awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

February 12, 2020

Ila Varma, an assistant professor with the department of mathematics in the Faculty of Arts & Science has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2020.

Sloan Research Fellowships recognize extraordinary early career researchers at U.S. and Canadian institutions who set high standards for achievement, creativity and leadership.  Varma will receive USD $75,000 over a two-year period to support her research into the statistical properties of abstract objects to order better understand the fundamental properties of counting numbers – also known as integers.

“While the field of arithmetic statistics is a fairly new area of number theory, it is rooted in the study of classical open questions dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries,” says Varma. “I thank the Sloan Foundation for recognizing the potential in furthering this research on these fundamental mysteries in arithmetic.”

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