This program is funded by the department and honors Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Serguei Novikov. The Novikov Postdoctoral program supports mathematicians who have recently completed or will soon complete a doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field, and whose work shows remarkable promise in mathematical research. The appointments are for one to three years, with a light teaching requirement of two to three courses per academic year.

Current Novikov Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Jakob Hultgren. Jakob is a student of Robert Berman and David Witt Nyström from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. His research field is complex differential geometry. He is interested in canonical metrics in Kähler geometry and their relation to optimal transport, statistical mechanics and stability notions in algebraic geometry.  His mentor is Yanir Rubinstein.
  • Yordanka Kovacheva is an algebraic geometer, a student of Madhav Nori from the University of Chicago. She has one published paper in Experimental Mathematics coming out of an REU while she was an undergraduate at Amherst College.  Her research mostly concerns algebraic cycles, Chow groups, and K-theory of algebraic varieties.  Her mentor is Patrick Brosnan.
  • Eoin Mackall works in algebraic geometry and algebraic K-theory.  He was a student of Nikita Karpenko at the University of Alberta.  His mentor is Niranjan Ramachandran.
  • James Hanson works in continuous logic and applications of logic to topology and analysis. He also has background in theoretical physics. James is a student of Uri Andrews at Wisconsin. His mentor is Chris Laskowski.
  • Xiaoqi Huang works works in harmonic and geometric analysis and partial differential equations. He is a student of Chris Sogge at Hopkins. His mentor is Manos Grillakis.
  • Hussain Ibdah is interested in theoretically analyzing nonlinear, nonlocal PDEs, in particular, those of fluid mechanics and transport-diffusion systems. He is a student of Edriss Titi at Texas A&M. His mentor is Eitan Tadmor.
  • Rigoberto Zelada works in ergodic theory. He is a student of Vitaly Bergelson at Ohio State. His mentor is Adam Kanigowski.
  • Lutian Zhao works in enumerative algebraic geometry with applications to mathematical physics. He is a student of Sheldon Katz at Illinois. His mentor is Amin Gholampour.

 Former Novikov Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Xiumin Du. A student of Xiaochun Li, Xiumin received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works in Harmonic Analysis. Her thesis was on Schrödinger maximal estimates.  Her mentor was Wojtek Czaja. (2018-2020). Xiumin is an Assitant Professor at Northwestern University.
  • Ruiwen Shu. A student of Shi Jin from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Ruiwen works on uncertainty quantification for kinetic equations with random inputs.  His mentor was Eitan Tadmor. (2018-2021).
  • Zehua Zhao is a student of Benjamin Dodson at Johns Hopkins and works in dispersive PDE, especially nonlinear Schrödinger equations.  His mentor was Matei Machedon. (2019-2021).
  • Guangyu Xi. A student of Zhongmin Qian and Gui-Qiang Chen from Oxford, Guangyu works in stochastic analysis, PDEs and fluid mechanics.  His mentor was Sandra Cerrai. (2018-2021).
  • Jingren Chi. A student of Bảo Châu Ngô from the University of Chicago, Chi works at the junction of algebraic geometry, number theory and representation theory. He is interested in applying methods in geometric representation theory to problems in p-adic harmonic analysis.  His mentor was Tom Haines. (2019-2021).