Brown University Receives Largest NSF Grant in University History

NEC member Brown University’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) has been awarded $23.7 million in renewed funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  

ICERM is one of just six federally-funded math institutes in the US, and the NSF grant will fund the ICERM’s research and programming for the next five years. The grant, which is the largest NSF award in Brown’s history, will support the expanded use of computation and experimentation in mathematical research. This renewal is a strong validation of ICERM’s research from both the NSF and Brown University. Initiatives led by ICERM have included programs such as Illustrating Mathematics, GirlsGetMath, and the Data Science Initiative. Over the next five years, ICERM will continue to develop cutting-edge research in mathematics, and grow an international community of researchers that have contributed to the institute.  

“The quantity and quality of science and research being produced at this institute are just phenomenal,” said Jill Pipher, Brown’s vice president for research and a mathematics professor who served as ICERM’s founding director. “ICERM is changing the way in which mathematicians approach their work, which was part of our original vision when the institute was founded.” 

The NEC commends Brown University’s ICERM for its advances in the world of mathematics and congratulates them on this historic award. Read more in News from Brown

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