MPS Announces New Scientific Advisory Board Members

The Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to the Scientific Advisory Board: Eva Andrei, David Gabai, Dmitri Kharzeev and Greg Morrisett.

Eva Andrei is a Board of Governors Professor of Physics in the department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. A recipient of the Medal of Physics from the French CEA and the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, Andrei’s current research focuses on the electronic properties of graphene and its heterostructures probed through scanning tunneling microscopy, spectroscopy and transport measurements. She is known particularly for her 2010 discovery of van-Hove singularities and correlated phenomena in twisted graphene bilayers and for her 2009 discovery of the fractional quantum Hall effect in graphene.

David Gabai is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University. His seminal work on sutured manifold hierarchies led to a general construction of taut foliations and the resolution of a strong form of the Property R conjecture. It is crucial to important applications of gauge theory and Floer theory. He proved the Marden Tameness conjecture (with D. Calegari and independently by I. Agol), found the least volume closed hyperbolic 3-manifold (with Meyerhoff and Milley) and proved the four dimensional light bulb theorem. Awards include the 2004 Veblen Prize and a 2009 Clay Research Award.

Dmitri Kharzeev is a Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University and the head of RIKEN-BNL Theory group at Brookhaven National Laboratory. A recipient of the Humboldt Research Prize and several honorary degrees, Kharzeev’s research focuses on quantum field theory, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics and quantum information. One of his main research interests is the physics of chiral matter and its applications in quantum technology.

Greg Morrisett is the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, a New York City–based campus focused on graduate education that integrates technology, business, law and design in service of economic impact and societal good.
Morrisett’s research focuses on the application of programming language technology for building secure, reliable and high-performance software systems. Recently, his research focuses on building provably correct and secure software, including a focus on cryptographic schemes, machine learning and compilers.

The 2020 appointees replace Nick Katz, Princeton University; Christos Papadimitriou, Columbia University; Alfred Mueller, Columbia University and Karin Rabe, Rutgers University.

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