Robert Langlands

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Robert Langlands
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Born (1936-10-06) October 6, 1936 (age 83)
NationalityCanadian/American
Alma materUniversity of British Columbia,
Yale University
Known forLanglands program
AwardsJeffery–Williams Prize (1980)
Cole Prize (1982)
Wolf Prize (1995–96)
Steele Prize (2005)
Nemmers Prize (2006)
Shaw Prize (2007)
Abel Prize (2018)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsPrinceton University,
Yale University,
Institute for Advanced Study
Doctoral advisorCassius Ionescu-Tulcea
Doctoral studentsJames Arthur
Thomas Callister Hales
Diana Shelstad

Robert Phelan Langlands (/ˈlæŋləndz/; born October 6, 1936) is an American-Canadian[1] mathematician. He is best known as the founder of the Langlands program that results connecting representation theory and automorphic forms to the study of Galois groups in number theory,[2][3] for which he received the 2018 Abel Prize.

He is an emeritus professor and occupies Albert Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Robert Langlands". www.nasonline.org.
  2. "The Canadian who Reinvented Mathematics", Toronto Star, March 27, 2015.
  3. D Mackenzie (2000) Fermat's Last Theorem's First Cousin, Science 287(5454), 792-793.
  4. Edward Frenkel (2013). "preface". Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0465050741. Robert Langlands, the mathematician who currently occupies Albert Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton