Curtis T. McMullen
Curtis T. McMullen | |
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Born |
Curtis Tracy McMullen May 21, 1958 Berkeley, California |
Nationality | American |
Alma mater |
Harvard University Williams College |
Known for | Complex dynamics, hyperbolic geometry, Teichmüller theory |
Awards |
Sloan Fellowship (1988) Salem Prize (1991) Fields Medal (1998) Guggenheim Fellowship (2004) Humboldt Prize (2011) |
Scientific career | |
Fields | Mathematics |
Institutions |
Harvard MIT Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Institute for Advanced Study Princeton Berkeley |
Thesis | Families of Rational Maps and Iterative Root-Finding Algorithms (1985) |
Doctoral advisor | Dennis Sullivan |
Doctoral students |
Laura DeMarco Jeremy Kahn Maryam Mirzakhani |
Website | abel.math.harvard.edu/~ctm/ |
Curtis Tracy McMullen (born May 21, 1958) is an American mathematician who is the Cabot Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1998 for his work in complex dynamics, hyperbolic geometry and Teichmüller theory.
Biography
McMullen graduated as valedictorian in 1980 from Williams College and obtained his Ph.D. in 1985 from Harvard University, supervised by Dennis Sullivan. He held post-doctoral positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and the Institute for Advanced Study, after which he was on the faculty at Princeton University (1987–1990) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990–1997), before joining Harvard in 1997.
Honors and awards
McMullen received the Salem Prize in 1991 and won the Fields Medal in 1998.^{[1]} He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007 and in 2012 became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[2]}
Trivia
McMullen has given a proof that backgammon ends with probability one.^{[3]}
Works
- ——— (1994), Complex Dynamics and Renormalization, Annals of Mathematics Studies, 135, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-02982-2
- ——— (1996), Renormalization and 3-Manifolds which Fiber over the Circle, Annals of Mathematics Studies, 142, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-01153-2
References
External links
- Curtis T McMullen at Harvard.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Curtis T. McMullen", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Curtis T. McMullen at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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