John Milnor

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John Willard Milnor
Born (1931-02-20) February 20, 1931 (age 93)
Alma materPrinceton University
Known forExotic spheres
Fary–Milnor theorem
Milnor's theorem [2]
Milnor–Thurston kneading theory
Surgery theory
SpouseDusa McDuff
AwardsPutnam Fellow (1949, 1950)
Sloan Fellowship (1955)
Fields Medal (1962)
National Medal of Science (1967)
Leroy P Steele Prize (1982, 2004, 2011)
Wolf Prize (1989)
Abel Prize (2011)
Scientific career
InstitutionsStony Brook University
Doctoral advisorRalph Fox
Doctoral studentsTadatoshi Akiba
Jon Folkman
John Mather
Laurent C. Siebenmann
Michael Spivak

John Willard Milnor (born February 20, 1931) is an American mathematician. He is known for his work in differential topology, K-theory and dynamical systems. Milnor is a professor at Stony Brook University and one of the four mathematicians to have won the Fields Medal, the Wolf Prize, and the Abel Prize.

References[change | change source]

  1. Staff. A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS: The Institute for Advanced Study Faculty and Members 1930–1980 Archived 2011-11-24 at the Wayback Machine, p. 35. Institute for Advanced Study, 1980. Accessed November 24, 2015. "Milnor, John Willard M, Topology Born 1931 Orange, NJ."
  2. Milnor's Theorem – from Wolfram MathWorld

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Home page at SUNYSB
  • Photo
  • Exotic spheres home page
  • The Abel Prize 2011 – video
  • Raussen, Martin; Skau, Christian (March 2012). "Interview with John Milnor" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 59 (3): 400–408. doi:10.1090/noti803.