Charles R. Doering, Professor of Physics, Mathematics, and Complex Systems and Acting Director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems has been selected as a 2014 Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics by the Simons Foundation for his work in mathematical fluid dynamics. Through this prestigious award, Professor Doering will be researching the topic “Turbulence, Transport, and Mixing”. This Fellowship encourages sabbatical research leaves for researchers, with the intent to stimulate creativity and productivity.

During the 2014-15 academic year Professor Doering will direct and participate in the “Mathematics of Turbulence” research program at the National Science Foundation’s Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics at UCLA and perform collaborative research with scientists at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, California, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.

The Simons Foundation is a private foundation based in New York City, incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons. Their mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.