The fund provides travel and subsistence for a PhD student with exceptional potential to take their research to another university abroad. This funding covers research including conferences, study visits and summer school activities.

2015 - 2016 Awards:

Marina Amado Fereira

Marina Amado Fereira

SUPERVISOR: PROF Pierre Degond

The Doris Chen Mobility Award gives Marina the great opportunity to visit Sebastien Motsch at the Arizona State University in March 2017. During this month they will work on the analysis of an algorithm for nonconvex minimization problems associated to hard-particle systems. This visit may also open doors for new collaborations in the USA.

Marco Marengon

Marco Marengon

SUPERVISOR: DR Dorothy Buck

Marco will use the Doris Chen award to partly cover the expenses of his visit to Princeton University (New Jersey, United States) during the month of November 2016. The visit will be a unique opportunity for him to interact with the local staff and PhD students, present his own research and start collaborations with the world renowned professors and researchers in Topology (and in particular in the field of Heegaard Floer homology) based there.

Thomas Hockenhull

Thomas Hockenhull

SUPERVISOR: DR DOROTHY BUCK

The Doris Chen award will enable Tom to visit Princeton University for three weeks in November of 2016, to work with Peter Ozsváth and other experts in Heegaard Floer homology. He hopes to use it to share his current work with the wide range of relevant researchers which will be present in Princeton during this time, and to elaborate upon and apply his results through collaboration with others.

Previous Awards:

2014-2015

Akhtar


Mohammad Akhtar

Supervisor: Prof Tom Coates

Mohammad will use the Doris Chen Mobility Award to attend the 2015 Summer Research Institute on Algebraic Geometry, taking place at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City (Utah, United States). He will also attend a week-long preparatory school aimed at graduate students attending this conference. The preparatory school will take place between 6-10 July, 2015, and the main conference will take place between 13-31 July, 2015.

Andrea Fanelli


Andrea
Fanelli

Supervisor: Dr Paolo Cascini

The award will allow Andrea to attend the AMS Summer Institute in Algebraic Geometry for two weeks. This ten-yearly event will be hosted at University of Utah (Salt Lake City, July 2015) and will be an exceptional opportunity to interact with experts in the field. Andrea will will also present a poster about his current research.

Toby Kirk


Toby Kirk

Supervisor: Prof Demetrios Papageorgiou

Toby has been invited to visit Tufts University in the US for a month to continue his collaboration with Professor Marc Hodes and his research group in Mechanical Engineering. The Doris Chen Award will allow him to interact with other members of the group, and gain further experience applying his research in fluid dynamics to practical problems in engineering.

Mehul Makwana


Mehul
Makwana

Supervisor: Prof Richard Craster

Mehul is an invited speaker at the workshop entitled "Emergent Paradigms in Nonlinear Complexity: From PT-symmetry to Nonlinear Dirac Systems, from Polaritons to Skyrmion" which takes place between 8th June-10th June 2015 in Santa Fe (New Mexico). Receiving the Doris Chen Award allows him to extend his visit to a meaningful duration in order to continue his collaboration with Prof Panayotis Kevrekidis (organiser of workshop).

Francesco Patacchini


Francesco Patacchini

Supervisor: Prof Jose Carrillo

Francesco will use the mobility award to travel to the USA in November/December; he will visit Katy Craig at University of California, Santa Barbara and give a talk at a mini-symposium on Nonlocal Interaction Models, which is part of a SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

2013-2014

Senja Barthel  

Senja Barthel

Supervisor: Dr Dorothy Buck

Invited by Professor Kouki Taniyama to the Mathematics Department in Waseda University, Tokyo. Senja is able to extend this visit as a result of receiving Doris Chen Award funding, allowing her to be significantly more involved in the project and start a collaboration with Prof Taniyama.

Geraldine Bouveret  

Geraldine Bouveret

Supervisor: Dr Jean-Francois Chassagneux

The study visit will take place in Paris from June 9th to June 20th, 2014; Geraldine will visit Professor Bruno Bouchard at CEREMADE (CEntre de REcherche en MAthematiques de la DEcision), Paris-Dauphine University. The title of the PhD project is "Risk Management in Pension Funds: Portfolio Optimisation under a Dynamic Solvency Constraint in Probability".

Judith Ludwig  

Judith Ludwig

Supervisor: Professor Kevin Buzzard

Receiving the Doris Chen award will allow Judith to travel to meet with her collaborators. Furthermore, it will allow her to travel to cutting edge research conferences and discuss new ideas with leading experts in the fields. From June 17th to July 10th Judith plans to visit the University Paris VI, attend a conference on Rigid and Algebraic Geometry at the University of Ulm and a conference on Symmetries and Correspondences in Number Theory at the University of Oxford.

Jorgen Rennemo  

Jorgen Rennemo

Supervisor: Professor Richard Thomas

Jorgen plans to use the Mobility Funding to travel to Korea in July and August to attend three conferences; the ICM satellite meeting "Geometry and Physics of Gauged Linear Sigma Model and Its Related Topics" at KIAS in Seoul, the ICM satellite meeting "Algebraic and Complex Geometry" in Daejeon and the ICM main event in Seoul.

Lukas Schimmer   

Lukas Schimmer

Supervisor: Professor Ari Laptev

Lukas will visit Princeton University as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator (VSRC) from August 1st 2014 to January 31st 2015 to collaberate with Professor Elliott H. Lieb. They will investigate sharp Lieb-Thirring constants.

Fyodor Gainullin  

Fyodor Gainullin

Supervisor: Dr Dorothy Buck

Fyodor has been invited to the University of Texas for both a conference on low-dimentional topology from 4th - 6th April and an extended two week stay to interact wit the world-class 3-manifold topologists there.