Isadore Singer

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Isadore Singer
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Isadore Singer, 1977
Born
Isadore Manuel Singer

(1924-05-03)May 3, 1924
DiedFebruary 11, 2021(2021-02-11) (aged 96)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (BA)
University of Chicago (MS, PhD)
Known forAtiyah–Singer index theorem
Spouse(s)Rosemary Singer (m. 1956)
AwardsBôcher Memorial Prize (1969)
National Medal of Science (1983)
Wigner Medal (1988)
Steele Prize (2000)
Abel Prize (2004)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsMIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA
Doctoral advisorIrving Segal
Doctoral studentsRichard L. Bishop
Andrew Browder
David G. Ebin
Dan Freed
Conan Nai-Chung Leung
John Lott
Hugo Rossi
Linda Rothschild
Gerald Schwarz
Nancy K. Stanton
Frank W. Warner [de]

Isadore Manuel Singer (May 3, 1924 – February 11, 2021) was an American mathematician. He was an Institute Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.[1][2][3]

Singer was known for his work with Michael Atiyah proving the Atiyah–Singer index theorem in 1962,.[4]

Singer died on February 11, 2021 at his home in Boxborough, Massachusetts at the age of 96.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Isadore Singer | MIT Mathematics". math.mit.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  2. "Isadore M. Singer | Department of Mathematics at University of California Berkeley". math.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  3. "Singer biography". www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  4. Devlin, Keith (April 2004). "Abel Prize Awarded: The Mathematicians' Nobel". Devlin's Angle. Mathematical Association of America.
  5. Isadore M. Singer, May 3, 1924 - Feb 11, 2021