04/19/2018 - 12:00am

Congratulations to Professor Svetlana Jitomirskaya! She has been named a fellow by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Professor Jitomirskaya works in the interplay between Mathematical Physics and Dynamical Systems. She is considered the leading expert on the spectral theory of Schrodinger operators with quasiperiodic potentials, and has published major results concerning the almost Mathieu operator, introduced by Peierls to describe Bloch electrons in a magnetic field. She has received several honors and awards for her research. In 1996, she received a Sloan Fellowship. She gave an invited lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2002 (Beijing). In 2006, she gave a plenary talk at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics. Professor Jitomirskaya was awarded the UCI Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research in 2004. In the following year, she was awarded the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize by the American Mathematical Society. She was awarded a UCI Chancellor's Fellowship in 2012 and a Simons Fellowship in 2014. Most recently, she was named a 2018 Aisenstadt Chair by CRM.

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