Kavli IPMU Visiting Senior Scientist Alexander Kusenko and Visiting Scientist Christian Schnell Selected as 2021 Simons Fellows

February 9, 2021
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)


On February 4, 2021 (local time in the US), the Simons Foundation of the United States announced the 2021 Simons Fellows. The selected researchers include Professor Alexander Kusenko of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Professor Christian Schnell of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Professor Kusenko has conducted research at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) periodically, where he has been a visiting senior scientist, as has Professor Schnell, who has been a project researcher at the Kavli IPMU initially between July 2011 and August 2012.

Established by James and Marilyn Simons in 1994, the Simons Foundation is an organization that supports science and science education, including supporting researchers via the Simons Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to tenured professors at a university in the United States or Canada with outstanding achievements in mathematics or theoretical physics. Simons Fellows can extend their sabbatical period from a semester to a year, allowing them time to focus solely on long-term research. Professor Kusenko  and Professor Schnell were awarded Simons Fellowships for theoretical physics and mathematics, respectively. 

For more information, please see the Simons Foundation announcement: 

Related links:
Alexander Kusenko’s web page

Christian Schnell’s web page