## Professor Ludmil Katzarkov Named a Simons Investigator

Professor Ludmil Katzarkov is a 2017 recipient of the Simons Investigator Award. Awarded by the Simons Foundation, it is one of the most distinguished prizes in mathematics. Professor Katrzarkov is an expert in algebraic geometry and its connections to theoretical physics. The citation from the Simons Foundation notes that he "has introduced novel ideas and techniques in geometry, proving long-standing conjectures (e.g., the Shaverevich conjecture) and formulating new conceptual approaches to open questions in homological mirror symmetry, rationality of algebraic varieties and symplectic geometry".

*August 07, 2017*