A&S welcomes 10 new Klarman Fellows to expanded program


Cornell University has announced its fourth cohort of Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships, and it's got 10 new scholars on board.

The fellowships, awarded to early-career researchers in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, allow them to pursue "leading-edge research in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities," the university says in a press release.

Among the topics the new scholars will be investigating: "quantum phases of two-dimensional materials, mechanisms of social mobility, housing politics of metro areas, and gaps between neuro cognition and artificial intelligence," per the release.

One of the new scholars, Hongyuan Li, has been cited more than 1,900 times for his work on Wigner crystals, electrons forming honeycomb patterns if the conditions are just right, Nature reports.

"All together his papers have been cited more than 1,900 times, a highly unusual record for someone still completing his Ph.D.," says Ray Jayawardhana, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The program was started in 2019 by Seth Klarman and Beth Schultz Klarman, and this year's cohort includes researchers on "the impacts of public policy on low-income mothers and children, to biocatalysis; and from the centrality of contract labor for Asian Read the Entire Article

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