The Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award recognizes outstanding research contributions from early and mid-career faculty members. It may be awarded based on a faculty member’s overall research program or based on a single, highly influential paper.
Sophie Spirkl’s research focuses on geometric and structural graph theory. She previously won the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship from Princeton University. Spirkl and a team of co-investigators have recently made a significant breakthrough on the Erdős-Hajnal conjecture, with promising indications of further progress coming.