School of Mathematics

Nick Sheridan named as a Simons Investigator in Mathematics

Nick Sheridan has been named as a Simons Investigator in Mathematics.

Nick's work centres around Kontsevish's homological mirror symmetry conjecture, which posits a deep relationship between symplectic topology and algebraic geometry. Working mainly on the symplectic side, he has developed tools for proving the conjecture and applied them to prove the conjecture in a number of cases, most notably the quantic threefold. In cases where the conjecture is established, Nick has given applications to enumerative geometry and symplectic topology.

The intent of the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science programs is to support outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists. A Simons Investigator is appointed for an initial period of five years and receives research support of $100,000 per year. An additional $10,000 per year is provided to the Investigator's department. The Investigator's institution receives an additional 20 percent in indirect costs. A full list of this year's awards can be seen at