Adrian Vasiu, Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. He was honored at the Excellence Awards Dinner on October 22, 2015 with a medal, a plaque and a check. Vice President for Research Bahgat Sammakia introduced Adrian at this event with the following words.
Known for bringing the highest level of scholarship and innovation to his profession, Adrian Vasiu is an international leader in arithmetic algebraic geometry, also called number theory, whose breakthroughs have helped define the discipline. Continuing high-level research with a focus on a long-standing conjecture of the Italian geometer C. Traverso, and with international collaborators, he proved that Traverso’s estimate is not correct in general and then proved the correct substitute, with their results published in the prestigious Annals of Mathematics.
The methods he developed to solve this conjecture are far reaching. It is an honor to award Adrian Vasiu the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.