Alex Eskin

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Alex Eskin
Born (1965-05-19) May 19, 1965 (age 52)
Nationality American
Alma mater Princeton University
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Chicago
Doctoral advisor Peter Sarnak
Doctoral students Moon Duchin

Alex Eskin (born May 19, 1965) is an American mathematician. He works on rational billiards and geometric group theory. For his contribution to joint work with David Fisher and Kevin Whyte establishing the quasi-isometric rigidity of sol, he was awarded the 2007 Clay Research Award.[1]

Eskin was born in Moscow. He is the son of a Russian-Jewish mathematician Gregory I. Eskin (b. 1936, Kiev), a professor at UCLA. The family emigrated to Israel in 1974 and in 1982 to the United States.

Eskin earned his doctorate from Princeton University in 1993, under supervision of Peter Sarnak.[2] He has been a professor at University of Chicago since 1999.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[3] In April 2015 Eskin was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-26. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ Alex Eskin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-12-02.
  4. ^ Mathematician Alex Eskin, two alumni elected to National Academy of Sciences, UChicagoNews, May 5, 2015; accessed November 20, 2015
  5. ^ National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, April 28, 2015; accessed November 20, 2015

External links

  • Website at University of Chicago

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