Roman Holowinsky is an American mathematician known for his work in analytic number theory and, in particular, the theory of modular forms. He is currently an Associate Professor with tenure at The Ohio State University and Chair and Founding Director of The STEAM Factory.
Holowinsky was awarded the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize in 2011 for his contributions to "areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan", for proving, with Kannan Soundararajan, an important case of the Quantum Unique Ergodicity (QUE) conjecture. In 2011, Holowinsky was also awarded a Sloan Fellowship.
In addition to research and teaching, Holowinsky is highly active in service to the Ohio State University and the greater Columbus community serving on multiple committees and boards.
Roman Holowinsky received a Bachelors in Science Degree from Rutgers University in 2001. Afterwards, he continued his studies at Rutgers and received his PhD in 2006 under the direction of Henryk Iwaniec.
Holowinsky's PhD thesis focused on the analysis of shifted convolution sums in application to the Quantum Unique Ergodicity (QUE) Conjecture of Rudnick and Sarnak. During his two year postdoctoral position at the University of Toronto and the Fields Institute, Holowinsky also became interested in sup-norm estimates for Hecke eigencuspforms. Work in this area resulted in publications pertaining to level aspect sup-norm bounds (joint with V. Blomer) and detailed spectral aspect estimates for higher rank groups (joint with G. Ricotta and E. Royer). Other interests include establishing subconvexity bounds for Rankin-Selberg L-functions in various settings (joint with R. Munshi, N. Templier, and Z. Qi).
Holowinsky is currently mentoring 3 PhD students on their dissertation research as well as mentoring a visiting PhD scholar. He has already graduated 2 PhD students, Zhilin Ye (2014) and Zhi Qi (2015).
New Faculty Life
Founded in June of 2011, the Columbus Junior Faculty Group facilitates informal meetups and provides new Columbus faculty with valuable life information (recommendations for doctors, lawyers, realtors, etc) to help get them settled in their new city. The group has over 300 members and is heavily active in faculty recruitment and retention.
The STEAM Factory
In December 2012, Roman Holowinsky cofounded The STEAM Factory and serves as its chair. The STEAM Factory, now with a membership of over 100 faculty, postdocs and staff spanning over 70 departments and offices, is a diverse and inclusive grass-roots network in the Ohio State community that facilitates creative and interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and dissemination of Ohio State research and technology.