In 1995 the Penn State Math Department instituted a new position,
the *S. Chowla Research Assistant Professorship*. These three
year non-tenure-track postdoctoral positions carry a competitive
salary and a moderate teaching load. From the start the Department
has been committed to the professional development of the Chowla professors.

Chowla Assistant Professors are expected to be new or recent Ph.D.s with exceptional research potential and a commitment to education.

Initial offers will be made in early January of each year. Application instructions are available on-line.

### Department of Mathematics S. Chowla Assistant Professors

Dates | Chowla Professor | Research Areas |
---|---|---|

2012 | Vishal Vasan | Water waves, Partial differential equations, Applied mathematics |

2011 | Calder Daenzer | Noncommutative Geometry, stacks, and T-duality |

2011 | Marco Mazzuchelli | Symplectic geometry, nonlinear analysis, and dynamical systems |

2011 | Aaron McMillian | Poisson Geometry |

2009- | Dan Thompson | Ergodic Theory |

2009- | Li Tian | Finite Element/Finite Volume Methods for Partial Differential Equations |

2008-2010 | Yi-Jun Yao | Noncommutative Geometry. |

2007-2010 | Maosheng Xiong | Analytic methods in number theory. Elliptic curves. |

2007-2009 | Matthew Patterson | Integrable systems, Experiments on Water Waves, Symbolic computation, Riemann Surfaces and Algebraic Geometry |

2007-2008 | Mathieu Stienon | Math Physics |

2006-2009 | James Brannick | Partial Differential Equations, multiscale methods, computational fluid dynamics, eigenvalue problems, parallel supercomputing, lattice field theory, graph theory |

2006-2009 | Nicola Costanzino | Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Microlocal Analysis, Nonlinear waves, Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Optics, Mathematical Finance |

2005-2008 | Zhengfu Xu | Computational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics |

2003-2007 | Eric Mortenson | Algebraic Number Theory |

2003-2005 | Gregory Bell | Group Theory and Generalizations, Algebraic Topology |

2003-2005 | Katherine Hurley | Nonassociative rings and algebras, Number Theory, Quantum Theory |

2003-2005 | Peng Yu | Scientific Computing |

2002-2005 | Nikos Frantzikinakis | ergodic theory, topological dynamics |

2002-2005 | Joseph Hundley | analytic number theory, automorphic forms |

2002-2005 | David Terhune | number theory, L-functions |

2001-2004 | Constantin Bacuta | Numerical analysis, finite element methods, elliptic boundary value problems |

2001-2004 | Ben Davis | Poisson algebras, Lie algebroids, singular differential geometry |

2001-2004 | Natasha Dobrinen | set theory, Boolean algebras |

2001-2003 | Mark Watkins | analytic number theory, distribution of primes |

2000-2003 | Marius Dabija | dynamical systems, holomorphic dynamics |

2000-2003 | Dan Farley | topology, geometric group theory, combinatorial group theory |

2000-2003 | Samuel Senti | dynamical systems |

1999-2002 | Jon Jacobsen | nonlinear analysis, partial differential equations, geometry |

1999-2002 | Dmitry Roytenberg | symplectic and Poisson geometry, representation theory, deformation theory |

1998-2001 | Florence Newberger | ergodic theory on negatively curved manifolds |

1999-2000 | Charles Doran | geometry, mathematical physics, number theory |

1997-2000 | Kevin James | number theory |

1996-1999 | Karl Voss | applied mathematics |