Valentina Harizanov, a mathematics professor in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is part of a Focused Research Group that received a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study definability and computability over arithmetically significant fields.
The purpose of the Focused Research Group activity is to support collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve specific, major research challenges in the mathematical sciences, according to the NSF website.
Harizanov has served as co-director of the GW Center for Quantum Computing, Information, Logic and Topology from 2011 to 2018, according to her GW bio. In Fall 2020, she was Eisenbud Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. In fall 2014, she was a visiting professor at the Kurt Gödel Research Center of the University of Vienna in Austria. She received the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Faculty Research in 2016 and the George Washington Award in 2020.