AIM is pleased to announce that Yi Ni of Princeton University is the recipient of the 2007 AIM Five Year Fellowship. Ni will complete his PhD in June under the direction of Professor David Gabai. Yi works on the topology of three manifolds and knot theory. In his thesis, he combines the techniques from Heegaard Floer homology and foliation theory to prove that knot Floer homology detects fibered knots. He has already written ten papers on this and related subjects!
Yi received BS and MS degrees from Peking University in 2001 and 2003 respectively. In 1997 he won a gold medal at the 38th International Math Olympiad in Argentina.
Runners-up for the AIM Fellowship are
Andrew Putman, University of Chicago
Andrew Schultz, Stanford University
Corinna Ulcigrai, Princeton University