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|Born||8 April 1947|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
|Doctoral advisor||Saunders Mac Lane|
|Doctoral students||Irena Peeva
Gregory G Smith
|Notable awards||Leroy P. Steele Prize|
David Eisenbud (born 8 April 1947 in New York City) is an American mathematician. He is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley and was Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) from 1997 to 2007. He has been appointed to a second term in this office for the period of August 1, 2013 until July 31, 2017.
Eisenbud received his Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of Chicago, where he was a student of Saunders Mac Lane and, unofficially, J. C. Robson. He then taught at Brandeis University from 1970 to 1997, during which time he had visiting positions at Harvard University, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS), University of Bonn, and Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). He joined the staff at MSRI in 1997, and took a position at Berkeley at the same time.
Eisenbud's mathematical interests include commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, topology, and computational methods in these fields. He has written nearly 150 papers with over 50 co-authors. Notable contributions include the theory of matrix factorizations for maximal Cohen–Macaulay modules over hypersurface rings, the Eisenbud–Goto conjecture on degrees of generators of syzygy modules, and the Buchsbaum–Eisenbud criterion for exactness of a complex. He also proposed the Eisenbud-Evans conjecture which was later settled by the Indian mathematician Neithalath Mohan Kumar.
Eisenbud's hobbies are juggling (he has written two papers on the mathematics of juggling) and music.
- Eisenbud, David; Neumann, Walter (1985). Three-dimensional link theory and invariants of plane curve singularities. Annals of Mathematical Studies 110. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton U. Press. vii+171. ISBN 978-0-691-08381-0.
- Eisenbud, David (1995). Commutative algebra with a view toward algebraic geometry. Graduate Texts in Mathematics 150. New York: Springer-Verlag. xvi+785. ISBN 0-387-94268-8. MR 1322960.
- Eisenbud, David; Harris, Joe (2000). The geometry of schemes. Graduate Texts in Mathematics 197. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag. x+294. ISBN 978-0-387-98638-8. MR 1730819.
- Eisenbud, David (2005). The geometry of syzygies. A second course in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Graduate Texts in Mathematics 229. New York: Springer-Verlag. xvi+243. ISBN 0-387-22215-4.
- Eiisenbud, David; Harris, Joe (1989). "Progress in the theory of complex algebraic curves". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 21 (2): 205–232. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1989-15807-2. MR 1011763.
- Eisenbud, David; Green, Mark; Harris, Joe (1996). "Cayley-Bachararch theorems and conjectures". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 33 (3): 295–324. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-96-00666-0. MR 1376653.
- Eisenbud, David (2007). "Syzygies, degrees, and choices from a life in mathematics. Retiring Presidential Address". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 44 (3): 331–359. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-07-01163-9. MR 2318155.
- Friedrich Ischebeck; Ravi A. Rao (12 January 2005). Ideals and Reality: Projective Modules and Number of Generators of Ideals. Springer. pp. 238–. ISBN 978-3-540-23032-8. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-12-02.
- Durfee, Alan H. (1988). "Review: Three-dimensional link theory and invariants of plane curve singularities, by David Eisenbud and Walter Neumann". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 19 (2): 481–484. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1988-15707-2.
- Green, Mark (1996). "Review: Commutative algebra with a view toward algebraic geometry, by David Eisenbud". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 33 (3): 367–370. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-96-00662-3.
- Dolgachev, Igor (2001). "Review: The geometry of schemes, by David Eisenbud and Joe Harris". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 38 (4): 467–473. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-01-00911-9.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "David Eisenbud", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- David Eisenbud at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Eisenbud's biographical page at MSRI
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