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Former PhD student awarded prestigious research fellowship

Dr. Keller VandeBogert, PhD 2021 and currently Kenna Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, was awarded a National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The award has a total amount of $150,000 for up to four years. The project, titled "Derived Categories and the Multigraded Bernstein-Gelfand-Gelfand Correspondence”, seeks to use a generalization of the classical BGG correspondence to reduce the computation of decompositions of geometrically-defined derived categories to the computation of homological invariants of certain classes of rings. The proposed work is to be done with Dr. Claudiu Raicu at the University of Notre Dame, a well-known expert in the use of representation-theoretic techniques for the purposes of homological algebra and algebraic geometry.The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. Only 35 MSPRF's are awarded annually.Dr. VandeBogert is only the second awardee with a PhD earned in the State of South Carolina. He was advised by Dr. Andy Kustin and Dr. Matthew Ballard.

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