University of Iowa Department of Mathematics professor Mohammad Farajzadeh Tehrani has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The NSF award DMS-2003340 (2020-2023) supports Tehrani’s ongoing research on moduli spaces of J-holomorphic curves relative to normal crossing divisors. These moduli spaces have immediate applications in enumerative geometry, Mirror Symmetry, construction of Fukaya categories, and several other areas of research in symplectic geometry, algebraic geometry, and string theory. Also, this grant will partially fund the Department’s Topology Seminar and two other activities aimed at undergraduate and high school students. Tehrani and Kawamuro will organize an annual workshop for introducing undergraduate students to research opportunities in geometry and topology, and their applications to other fields. Tehrani will also initiate a math club at the public library aimed at high school students.

This project is jointly funded by Geometric Analysis division and the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).