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Awardee:UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
Doing Business As Name:University of Wyoming
PD/PI:
  • Ping Zhong
  • (307) 766-3192
  • pzhong@uwyo.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Zhuang Niu
Award Date:12/29/2019
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 31,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 31,000
  • FY 2020=$31,000
Start Date:06/01/2020
End Date:11/30/2020
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.049
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium Summer School on Free Probability, Random Matrices, and Applications
Federal Award ID Number:2000372
DUNS ID:069690956
Parent DUNS ID:069690956
Program:ANALYSIS PROGRAM
Program Officer:
  • Pamela Gorkin
  • (703) 292-7428
  • pgorkin@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:1000 E. University Avenue
City:Laramie
State:WY
ZIP:82071-2000
County:Laramie
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:00

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Wyoming
Street:1000 E. University Avenue
City:Laramie
State:WY
ZIP:82071-2000
County:Laramie
Country:US
Cong. District:00

Abstract at Time of Award

This award will provide support for the Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium (RMMC) Summer School: Free Probability, Random Matrices, and Applications, that will be held from July 13-17, 2020, at the University of Wyoming. This week-long summer school will expose both graduate students and early-career researchers to important mathematics, foster collaboration, and build ties between the participants. Support for this summer school will provide a great opportunity for early-career researchers, members of underrepresented groups, and researchers lacking federal support to interact with some of the best researchers in the field. Free probability, introduced by Voiculescu, is a noncommutative probability theory based on free independence that takes the place of classical independence. It is an extremely rich theory with deep applications to operator algebras and random matrix theory. It has became an essential tool for researchers working on operator algebras, random matrix theory and related fields. At the summer school there will be several mini-courses together as well as research talks. These lectures will bring topics in free probability and random matrix theory to a diverse audience and will help the participants move to the frontiers of this research field. The website of the conference can be found at http://zhuang.snowyrange.science/RMMC2020/index.html. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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