#### Balakrishnan awarded Birman fellowship

Congratulations to collaboration PI Jennifer Balakrishnan, who has been awarded the 2023-2024 AMS Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars!

Congratulations to collaboration PI Jennifer Balakrishnan, who has been awarded the 2023-2024 AMS Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars!

Collaboration PI Brendan Hassett was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “significant contributions to the field of algebraic geometry and leadership to the mathematics community.”

Congratulations to PI Jennifer Balakrishnan for her selection as a member of the 2023 class of fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics. She was cited “For her support of women in mathematics through mentoring and advising; for organizing and supporting programs for women and girls, especially Women in Sage and Women in Numbers; for her work in outreach and education, including GirlsGetMath; and for working to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in research communities.”

Congratulations to Bjorn Poonen for the 2023 Joseph L. Doob Prize, awarded to his book *Rational Points on Varieties. *This was published by the American Mathematical Society in 2017 in the series Graduate Studies in Mathematics.

Collaboration PI Noam Elkies delivered the 2022 Arnold Ross lecture, titled Sphere packings and codes in various dimensions. The lecture is sponsored by the American Mathematical Society to inspire high school students through mathematics beyond the traditional classroom.

A volume containing papers presenting work of the collaboration has just been published by Springer in its *Simons Symposia* book series.

A portrait of a modular form by collaboration member David Lowry-Duda is featured in an article on the Langlands Program in the German popular science magazine Spektrum der Wissenschaft. His code for complex plots will be featured in release 9.6 of SageMath.

Congratulations to Jennifer Balakrishnan for her election as a Fellow of AMS citing her “contributions to arithmetic geometry and computational number theory and service to the profession.”

Jennifer Balakrishnan will receive the 2022 AWM-Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory in recognition of outstanding contributions to explicit methods in number theory, particularly her advances in computing rational points on algebraic curves over number fields. The award will be presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle. See the AWM press release for more details.

In May 2021, The Simons Foundation notified the Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation that it was approved for renewal funding. The $6M ensures that the pure math research collaboration between Boston University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and MIT will continue through August 2024.

Congratulations to Alex Best, who recently finished his PhD at Boston University under the supervision of Jennifer Balakrishnan. He will start a postdoctoral position at VU Amsterdam in July 2021, working with Sander Dahmen as part of the project “New Diophantine Directions.” In Fall 2022, Alex will then take up a Heilbronn Research Fellowship at King’s College London.

Work of David Lowry-Duda, collaboration research scientist based at Brown, was featured by the 2021 Bridges exhibition at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. He has been developing new visualization tools for modular forms.