Nicolas Templier awarded NSF CAREER award

Nicolas Templier, assistant professor in mathematics, received a five-year $480,000 award for his proposal "Trace formula and geometric analysis of automorphic forms". His research goal is to develop a quantitative theory of special functions, such as characters of representations and generalized Bessel and hypergeometric functions. The outcome is to establish new instances of randomness in number theory. Crucial to these investigations is the mathematical concept of family, that is to assemble objects that share common features and study them together, which is fruitful even if one is ultimately interested in the properties of a single object.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards 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.