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The GEAR Network is funded by a $5M grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Research Networks in Mathematical Sciences (RNMS) program.  The acronym GEAR stands for GEometric structures And Representation varieties and reflects the mathematical focus of the network (described here).  The GEAR Network brings together researchers from 46 nodes in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Its goal is to promote research interactions between network members, to facilitate cross-pollination of ideas between different research communities, and to train students and researchers to cross traditional mathematical boundaries. 

GEAR member receives 2014 Fields MedalMaryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani, a GEAR member at the Stanford hub of GEAR, is
one of the 2014 Fields Medal winners.  Announced on August 13, 2014
at the ICM in Seoul, South Korea, the Fields medal was awarded to Professor Mirzakhani for her ground breaking work on geometric and dynamical aspects of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces.

We join the rest of the mathematics community in congratulating
Professor Mirzakhani on her inspirational achievements.


Any future papers or reports on work done with the aid of support from
the GEAR Network should please include the following acknowledgement:

 "The author(s) acknowledge(s) support from U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMS 1107452, 1107263, 1107367 "RNMS: GEometric structures And Representation varieties" (the GEAR Network)."


For those planning events being funded through GEAR, you can easily put the logo on your event poster and/or website by downloading this high resolution version of the GEAR logo (right click on the image to download).

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