Professor Ronghua Pan is the first mathematican to receive the Sciences without Borders, Special Visiting Researcher from the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) or the "National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development" in Brazil.
This is a 3-year program intended to attract senior foreign researchers recognized internationally for leadership in the program's priority areas. This fellowship includes support for living expenses, when the researcher is in Brazil, as well funding for the local laboratory.
Ronghua will spend 3 months in 2013 in Brazil with his collaborator, Hermano Frid, at the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA). In the second and third years of the fellowship, Ronghua plans to visit IMPA for one month each year. The fellowship also sponsors exchange students and post docs.