Lan-Hsuan Huang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.

The CAREER Award, which provides 5 years of support, is the NSF’s most prestigious grant in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

The NSF’s citation for Prof. Huang reads: “Huang’s projects will investigate some fundamental problems in mathematical general relativity that concern the interplay between globally conserved physical quantities and the geometric structure of the universe. Based on successful modeling of astrophysical phenomena provided by the Einstein field equations, interesting and challenging problems in geometric analysis have increasingly arisen to further understand the mathematical models of the universe. Huang’s research focuses on studying the solution space of the Einstein field equations and how physical quantities, such as the total energy, linear momentum, center of mass, and angular momentum, interact with the geometry of the solutions. Her projects also include several educational activities that will train a range of students in the field of geometric analysis and related areas.”

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