Australia (Fulbright S&T awardee 2011)
Gus Schrader is pursuing his doctorate in Mathematical Physics with the support of the 2011 International Fulbright Science & Technology Award at the University of California, Berkeley. He recently completed a Masters of Philosophy in Mathematics at the University of Melbourne, in his native Australia. He aims to learn more about the mathematical structures that appear in mathematical physics, especially in relation to an area known as the Geometric Langlands program. The program encompasses a far-reaching set of conjectures that involve many major branches of mathematics such as number theory, representation theory and algebraic geometry.
His ultimate objective is to pursue a career in mathematical research while his immediate goal is to broaden and deepen my knowledge of mathematics. Gus looks forward to interacting with senior mathematicians as well as fellow graduate students from all over the world and to being exposed to various ways of doing mathematics.
Upon commencing his graduate studies in the U.S., he will study advanced coursework subjects to provide the necessary background to begin research in this broad and deep field. He enjoys spending his spare time reading, listening to music and playing with his two border collies.