Ian Agol in Aarhus, August 2012
May 13, 1970 |
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley|
|Alma mater||University of California, San Diego|
|Doctoral advisor||Michael Freedman|
|Doctoral students||Christopher K Atkinson|
|Notable awards||Veblen Prize in Geometry (2013)
Senior Berwick Prize (2012)
Clay Research Award (2009)
Agol obtained his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of California, San Diego with Michael Freedman (topology of hyperbolic 3-manifolds). He is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and a former professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ian Agol, Danny Calegari and David Gabai received the 2009 Clay Research Award for the proof of the Marden tameness conjecture, a conjecture of Albert Marden. It states that a hyperbolic 3-manifold with finitely generated fundamental group is homeomorphic to the interior of a compact 3-manifold. The conjecture was proven in 2004 by Agol, and independently by Calegari with Gabai, and implies the Ahlfors measure conjecture.
In 2012 he announced a proof of the virtually Haken conjecture. It states that every aspherical 3-manifold is finitely covered by a Haken manifold.
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