2014 News

Rachel Somerville has been named a 2014 Simons Investigator

She is one of only 16 mathematicians, theoretical physicist or theoretical computer scientists who have been selected as Simons Investigators in 2014. Rachel is cited for "... her contributions to the development of `semianalytic modeling' methods that combine computational and pencil-and-paper theory, and her use of these methods, to further our understanding of the physical mechanisms of the formation, structural evolution and nuclear activity of galaxies."

The Award includes annual research support of $100,000 for a period of 5 years, renewable for an additional 5 years.