Sloan Research Fellowship awarded to Lillian Pierce and Joe Neeman

Two former Bonn Junior Fellows and new Bonn Research Fellows, Lillian Pierce and Joe Neeman, were honored with the Sloan Research Fellowship 2018 awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Lillian Pierce, now at Duke University, and Joe Neeman, now at the University of Texas, Austin, each received the twoyear, $65,000 fellowship to further their research. They are 2 of 20 scientists in mathematics who were honored with this distinction.

Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the fellowship to 126 outstanding early-career researchers each year, who have been selected by an independent panel of senior scholars in their field. The selection is based on their research accomplishments, their creativity, and their potential to become a leader in their field. Candidates must be nominated by fellow scientists and hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada with teaching requirements. This year, the Sloan Research Fellows were drawn from 53 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. The fellowship is granted in eight scientific fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.

Prof. Dr. Joe Neeman (photo: Barbara Frommann)
Prof. Dr. Lillian Pierce (photo: Duke Photography)