Bjorn Poonen

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Bjorn Poonen
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Born c. 1968 (age 45–46)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality  United States
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Kenneth Alan Ribet
Notable awards Chauvenet Prize (2011)

Bjorn Mikhail Poonen is a mathematician, four-time Putnam Competition winner and currently the Claude Shannon Professor of Mathematics at MIT.[1] His research is primarily in number theory and algebraic geometry, but he has occasionally published in other subjects such as probability[2] and computer science.[3] He has edited two books,[4][5] and his research articles have been cited by approximately 500 distinct authors.[6] He is the founding managing editor of the journal Algebra & Number Theory,[7] and serves also on the editorial boards of Involve[8] and the A K Peters Research Notes in Mathematics book series.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Poonen is a 1985 alumnus of Winchester High School in Winchester, Massachusetts. In 1989, Poonen graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in Mathematics and Physics, summa cum laude.[citation needed] He then studied under Kenneth Alan Ribet at the University of California, Berkeley, completing a Ph.D. there in 1994.[9]

Academic positions[edit]

Poonen held postdoctoral positions at MSRI and Princeton University and served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley from 1997 to 2008, before moving to MIT.[citation needed] He has also held visiting positions at the Isaac Newton Institute (1998 and 2005), the Université Paris-Sud (2001), Harvard University (2007), and MIT (2007).[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ MIT Mathematics Faculty
  2. ^ Amir Dembo, Qi-Man Shao, Bjorn Poonen, and Ofer Zeitouni, "Random polynomials with few or no real zeros", J. Amer. Math. Soc. 15 (2002), 857-892.
  3. ^ Bjorn Poonen, "The worst case in Shellsort and related algorithms", J. Algorithms 15 (1993), 101-124.
  4. ^ Kiran Kedlaya, Bjorn Poonen, and Ravi Vakil, The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 1985-2000: Problems, Solutions, and Commentary, Math. Assoc. of America, 2002.
  5. ^ Bjorn Poonen and Yuri Tschinkel (eds.), Arithmetic of Higher-Dimensional Algebraic Varieties, Progress in Math. 226, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2004.
  6. ^ MathSciNet author citations
  7. ^ Algebra & Number Theory
  8. ^ Involve (mathematics journal)
  9. ^ Bjorn Poonen at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  10. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-05-26.
  11. ^ American Academy of Arts and Sciences members
  12. ^ Chauvenet Prize
  13. ^ Packard fellows in mathematics
  14. ^ Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 45, no. 6, (June–July 1998), p. 723.
  15. ^ Putnam competition results
  16. ^ International Mathematical Olympiad results
  17. ^ American High School Mathematics Examination results, page 31
  18. ^ C. Kenneth Fan, Bjorn Poonen, and George Poonen, "How to spread rumors fast", Mathematics Magazine 70 (1997), 40-46.
  19. ^ Brian Conrey, Andrew Granville, Bjorn Poonen, and Kannan Soundararajan, "Zeros of Fekete polynomials", Ann. Inst. Fourier (Grenoble) 50 (2000), no. 3, 865--889.
  20. ^ A. R. Calderbank, Wen-Ch'ing Winnie Li, and Bjorn Poonen, A 2-adic approach to the analysis of cyclic codes, IEEE Trans. Inform. Th. 43 (1997), 1-11.
  21. ^ Andrew Odlyzko and Bjorn Poonen, Zeros of polynomials with 0,1 coefficients, L'Enseign. Math 39 (1993), 317-348.
  22. ^ E. G. Coffman, Jr., Bjorn Poonen, and Peter Winkler, Packing random intervals, Prob. Theory Relat. Fields 102 (1995), 105--121.
  23. ^ The Erdős number project
  24. ^ Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem
  25. ^ The Oracle of Bacon at Virginia
  26. ^ Poonen, [1]

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