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Daniel Calegari

Professor Daniel Calegari Clay Prize

Research Fellow

Organisation

University of Cambridge

Research summary

My collaborators and I have used techniques from ergodic theory, probability and dynamics to give insight into what are a priori a class of purely geometric/combinatorial problems. The advent of computers, in combination with the development of efficient algorithms to compute interesting geometric quantities, gives rise to a surfeit of data, which invites statistical/probabilistic analysis. This analysis suggests new tools, but also new research directions, or ways of looking at the original motivating problems. I have been pursuing these new directions avidly.

Grants awarded

Stable commutator length

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Nov 2011 - Oct 2012

Value: £75,000