Weissman Professor Wins National Science Foundation Grant
April 25, 2022
Louis-Pierre Arguin, PhD, a professor of mathematics at the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, has won a $278,839 grant from the National Science Foundation for his ongoing study of extreme value statistics in probabilistic number theory.
The funding will support Dr. Arguin’s research, travel, and conference and workshop participation.
Grant Will Provide Training for Baruch and CUNY Students
According to Arguin, “the grant will also be used to train undergraduate students at Baruch College as well as students at the CUNY graduate center.”
The undergrads will work on codes of numerical experiments for Arguin’s research, which he describes as “developing tools and techniques to describe complex systems in physics and mathematics. On top of acquiring skills in probability and in number theory, the students will need to develop computing programs to investigate the questions from a numerical perspective.”
His research interests are number theory, probability, and statistical mechanics. He recently published a textbook, A First Course in Stochastic Calculus, and he is the recipient of the André Aisenstadt Prize for outstanding research achievement by a young Canadian mathematician.