Starting in 2019, several of our postdoctoral positions will become Serguei Novikov Postdoctoral Fellowships, in honor of our colleague and friend Serguei Novikov.  Novikov retired from the mathematics department and IPST in 2017.  He came to the University of Maryland permanently as a Professor in 1996 (after first visiting here for four semesters), and was made a Distinguished University Professor in 1997.  Novikov is one of the greatest mathematicians and mathematical physicists in the world today. His honors include the Lenin Prize of the U.S.S.R. in 1967, election first as a Corresponding Member (1966) and then as a full Member (1981) of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. (now the Russian Academy of Sciences), the Fields Medal of the International Mathematical Union (1970), the Lobachevskii Prize of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. (1981), election as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. (1994), the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (2005), and the Euler Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2013).  A list of the Novikov postdoctoral fellows can be found here.