Turnage-Butterbaugh to serve as senior scientist and mentor on major NSF mathematics project

13 June 2019

Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh, Caroline Turnage-ButterbaughAssistant Professor of Mathematics, will serve as a Senior Scientist on the recently awarded National Science Foundation grant (#1854398) “Focused Research Group: Averages of L-functions and Arithmetic Stratification.” The project is under the direction of J. Brian Conrey (American Institute of Mathematics), Henryk Iwaniec (Rutgers University), Jonathan Keating (University of Bristol), Trevor D. Wooley (University of Bristol), and Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University). This research will make precise the connection between conjectures about averages of shifted convolutions of arithmetic functions and conjectures about the statistics of values and zeros of the Riemann zeta function and other families of L-functions. The vast research project will be carried out as a concerted team effort. The management team includes five PIs and two Senior Scientists. As one of the Senior Scientists, Prof. Turnage-Butterbaugh will contribute to the research and to the mentoring of the other team members: junior faculty consultants, postdocs, graduate students, and participants at mini-workshops held at the American Institute of Mathematics, Stanford, Rutgers, and Bristol.