Julia Plavnik awarded Humboldt FellowshipCharlotte Ann Griffin Assistant Professor Julia Plavnik has been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The Fellowship provides 18 months of support for collaboration with researchers in Germany, support for postdoctoral scholars to visit the US, and a network of internationally recognized experts. The award is Germany’s most valuable and brings top talent from around the globe to German universities. The worldwide network now comprises over 30,000 scholars from more than 140 countries, and includes 57 Nobel laureates.Plavnik will conduct research on tensor categories—the mathematical objects often used to model symmetries of quantum phenomena. Plavnik’s research is also supported by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation.