AUSTIN, Texas—Four University of Texas at Austin faculty members have received Sloan Research Fellowships for 2005.
They are Gavril Farkas and Tamas Hausel, assistant professors of mathematics; Joshua R. Klein, assistant professor of physics; and Eiichiro Komatsu, assistant professor of astronomy. This is the first time the university has had as many as four recipients in one year.
Sloan Fellows receive $45,000 over two years.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes the awards, which are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. Each year 116 fellowships are awarded in chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience and physics.
Dr. Farkas, who joined The University of Texas at Austin faculty in 2004, specializes in algebraic geometry.
Dr. Hausel came to the university in 2002. He researches and teaches geometry.
Dr. Klein researches neutrino physics and astrophysics, gravity and cosmology. He is involved with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in Sudbury, England.
Dr. Komatsu, who came to the university in 2004, studies microwave background radiation anisotropy and polarization, inflationary scenarios of the early universe, alternative theories of gravity and radio band observational cosmology.
For more information contact: Tim Green, 512-475-6596.