Ivan Cherednik, a mathematics professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of a 2013 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics.

Ivan Cherednik, a mathematics professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of a 2013 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics.

The Simons Foundation, based in New York City, funds a variety of programs that advance research in mathematics and the basic sciences. Fellows are selected by a committee of distinguished scientists.

Cherednik is the Austin M. Carr Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

He has been a member of the Carolina faculty since 1992. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in calculus, differential equations and special functions. He is the recipient of a 1998 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Cherednik spent the spring 2012 semester as Fulbright-Israel Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Engineering at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He has conducted path-breaking work on Hecke algebras and made important contributions to a number of fields, including number theory, soliton theory, theory of knots and harmonic analysis. He is the author of “Basic Methods of Soliton Theory,” a book that details mathematical methods in the theory of two-dimensional differential equations.

Cherednik received doctorate degrees in physics and math from Moscow State University and the Steklov Mathematical Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

More on the 2013 Simons Fellows in Mathematics: http://tinyurl.com/cl2qe9b

**College of Arts and Sciences contact**: Kim Spurr, (919) 962-4093, spurrk@email.unc.edu