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|Born||July 7, 1954|
|Alma mater||Princeton University
|Doctoral advisor||William Thurston|
|Known for||low-dimensional topology|
|Notable awards||Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry (2004)|
David Gabai received his S.B. degree from the MIT in 1976 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980 under the direction of William Thurston. During his Ph.D., he obtained foundational results on the foliations of 3-manifolds.
David Gabai has played a key role in the field of topology of 3-manifolds in the last three decades. Some of the foundational results he and his collaborators have proved are as follows: Existence of taut foliation in 3-manifolds, Property R Conjecture, foundation of essential laminations, Seifert fiber space conjecture, rigidity of homotopy hyperbolic 3-manifolds, weak hyperbolization for 3-manifolds with genuine lamination, Smale Conjecture for hyperbolic 3-manifolds, Marden's Tameness Conjecture, Weeks manifold being the minimum volume closed hyperbolic 3-manifold.
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- 2004 Veblen Prize
- "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". International Congress of Mathematicians.
- Members and Foreign Associates Elected, National Academy of Sciences, May 3, 2011.
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-19.
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