Indian American UChicago Student Wins Prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarships

Pandit plans to pursue a PhD in mathematics after graduation, with hopes of becoming a professor at a research institution.

CHICAGO (TIP): An Indian American is among three third year students at University of Chicago who has received prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarships, awarded annually based on academic merit in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Nikhil Pandit, a mathematics major with a research interest in symplectic geometry—a type of geometry that stems from the Hamiltonian interpretation of classical mechanics, has been recognized for excellence in STEM.

Pandit is participating in a research project in systolic geometry with Prof. André Neves and also conducting an independent study with Prof. Shmuel Weinberger to explore Floer homology, a tool used in symplectic geometry that relates geometric properties of a surface to counts of certain loops in the surface.

Pandit plans to pursue a PhD in mathematics after graduation, with hopes of becoming a professor at a research institution.

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