Daniel Litt has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship

February 20, 2024 by Department of Mathematics

Daniel Litt has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The fellowship honour exceptional early-career Canadian and U.S. researchers whose creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of scientific leaders.

Litt is emerging as the world leader in using modern algebraic geometry to prove classical results in algebraic geometry. He is a prolific researcher who in the past year alone has posted seven papers to the pre-print server, arxiv, and resolved two classical questions.

“I'm honoured to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship, and I deeply appreciate the Sloan Foundation's recognition of my work on the arithmetic and topology of algebraic varieties,” says Litt.

“I am excited to continue working towards a deeper understanding of the interrelationships between number theory, low-dimensional topology and algebraic geometry. My hope is that this continued work will help us discern answers to some of the fundamental questions in mathematics that lie in the interplay between these areas.”

“Daniel’s work explores the beautiful interactions between three core areas of mathematics: algebraic geometry, number theory and topology,” says Robert Jerrard, chair of the Department of Mathematics. “This honour recognizes the tremendous depth and impact of his contributions in these fields, as well as the promise his research program holds for further advances. It also helps cement U of T’s status as a top mathematics department in these areas.”

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