My research group works to unify algebraic structures within mathematics, build bridges between these structures and domains of physics, and discover universal phenomena within these domains. We have uncovered universal distributions (modern day parallels of the bell curve) in models of interface growth, traffic flow, mass transport, turbulence, and shock-fronts.

Awards and Achievements

  • Rollo Davidson Prize, Poincare Chair, Invited lecture at 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians
  • Young Scientist Prize from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
  • Clay Research Fellowship