AIM is pleased to announce that Travis Schedler is the recipient of the 2008 AIM Five-Year Fellowship. Travis will receive his PhD from the University of Chicago this year under the direction of Professor Victor Ginzburg. His area of specialization is noncommutative algebraic geometry. In his thesis, he defines and applies a new formalism of differential operators for associative algebras. In other work, he computes Hochschild and cyclic homology of algebras associated to quivers. He has already written or co-authored 11 papers, including one that has appeared in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society and another in the Duke Mathematical Journal.

Travis received his A.B. from Harvard (summa cum laude) in 2002 and spent a year of his graduate studies at the Ecole Normale Superieure as a visiting student.

The other finalists for the Fellowship are Lionel Levine of the University of California, Berkeley, and Sarah Koch of Cornell University.