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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics Professor Dan Coman Awarded Simons Foundation Grant

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Posted on: Dec. 14, 2021

Dan Coman, professor of mathematics, has received a grant from the Simons Foundation in support of his work to expand knowledge and understanding of complex analysis, complex geometry and potential theory.

“Complex analysis and potential theory provide powerful tools for solving important problems from other fields of pure and applied mathematics and physics,” says Coman. “In particular, the problems studied in this project have connections to statistical physics as well as to number theory.”

Coman’s project also seeks to develop and apply new techniques from complex analysis and potential theory to problems in areas such as complex and algebraic geometry and mathematical physics.

The Simons Foundation, whose mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences, will support Coman’s project over the next five years. Funds from this grant will also be used to partially support conference travel for Ph.D. students Melody Wolff and Jesse Hulse.