Felix Wang ’17, currently a freshman at Stanford, was named a 2017 Davidson Fellow in mathematics for his project Functional Equations in Complex Analysis and Number Theory. The Fellowship comes with a $25,000 scholarship.
At Roxbury Latin, Felix’s fascination with math led him to apply to the MIT-PRIMES program, where he began his research and where he was introduced to Professor Michael Zieve and Thao Do, who became his project mentors.
The results of Felix’s research extend and improve several results of the mathematician Joseph Ritt (1893-1951). Since Ritt’s results have generated important contributions to fields such as complex analysis, number theory, and dynamical systems—among others—Felix believes that his results will also provide significant contributions to several mathematical fields.
Felix was a finalist last spring in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. At Stanford he hopes to major in either math or computer science. Outside of academics, he enjoys playing sports (soccer, frisbee, and spikeball) and playing the piano.