Duke Mathematician Lillian Pierce Wins 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship

Pierce is one of 126 researchers honored across eight fields

Duke associate professor of mathematics Lillian Pierce has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship. Photo by Duke Photography.
Duke associate professor of mathematics Lillian Pierce has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship. Photo by Duke Photography.

Duke associate professor of mathematics Lillian Pierce has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the awards in a press release on February 15.

Open to early-career scholars in eight scientific and technical fields -- chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics -- the Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded each year on the basis of a candidate’s research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in his or her field. 

Pierce was selected from among more than 800 nominees in the United States and Canada. She is among 126 researchers to receive the 2018 award, which includes a two-year, $65,000 research fellowship.