|Born||Andrei Yuryevich Okounkov
July 26, 1969
Moscow, Soviet Union
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Doctoral advisor||Alexandre Kirillov|
|Notable awards||Fields Medal (2006)
EMS Prize (2004)
Andrei Yuryevich Okounkov (Russian: Андре́й Ю́рьевич Окунько́в, Andrej Okun'kov) (born July 26, 1969) is a Russian mathematician who works on representation theory and its applications to algebraic geometry, mathematical physics, probability theory and special functions. He is currently a professor at Columbia University. In 2006, he received the Fields Medal "for his contributions to bridging probability, representation theory and algebraic geometry."
Education and career
He received his doctorate at Moscow State University in 1995 under Alexandre Kirillov and Grigori Olshanski. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 2010. He was previously a professor at Princeton University from 2002 to 2010, an assistant and associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and an instructor at the University of Chicago.
He has worked on the representation theory of infinite symmetric groups, the statistics of plane partitions, and the quantum cohomology of the Hilbert scheme of points in the complex plane. Much of his work on Hilbert schemes was joint with Rahul Pandharipande.
In 2006, at the 25th International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, Spain, he received the Fields Medal "for his contributions to bridging probability, representation theory and algebraic geometry."
- Andrei Okounkov home page at Princeton
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Andrei Okounkov", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Andrei Okounkov at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- EMS Prize 2004 citation
- Fields Medal citation
- Andrei Okounkov's articles on the Arxiv
- Daily Princetonian story
- BBC story
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