Mathematics Professor Yiannis Loizides Receives Prestigious International Award
Congratulations to Yiannis Loizides (Mathematical Sciences) on receiving the 2022 André Lichnerowicz Prize in Poisson Geometry!
This prestigious international recognition for notable contributions in Poisson Geometry is given every two years by Georg-August-Universität Göttingen to researchers who completed their doctorates at most eight years ago. Professor Loizides was selected by a jury composed of the members of the scientific and advisory committees of the biennial "International Conference on Poisson Geometry in Mathematics and Physics."
Yiannis Loizides joined the George Mason University Mathematical Sciences department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2022. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics at the University of Toronto in 2017 under the direction of Eckhard Meinrenken. He has made outstanding contributions to symplectic and Poisson geometry, and its relation with index theory. In his thesis, he developed a rigorous theory of classical and quantum norm-square localization of Hamiltonian loop group spaces. Later work, with various co-authors, include quantization commutes with reduction results for the geometric quantization of log-symplectic Poisson manifolds as well as pre-symplectic manifolds. Recently, he was able to extend Teleman-Woodward’s generalized Verlinde formulas from the moduli space setting to arbitrary Hamiltonian loop group spaces, using a new index-theoretic approach.