Jacob Fox

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Jacob Fox
Born 1984 (age 30–31)
Rehovot, Israel
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions MIT
Alma mater Princeton University
Doctoral advisor Benny Sudakov
Notable awards

Morgan Prize (2006)

Dénes Kőnig Prize(2010)

Jacob Fox (born Jacob Licht in 1984) is an American mathematician. He is an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are in Hungarian-style combinatorics, particularly Ramsey theory, extremal graph theory, combinatorial number theory, and probabilistic methods in combinatorics.

A native of West Hartford, Connecticut, Fox attended Hall High School, where as a senior he won first prize at the 2002 Louisville Intel ISEF Grand Award.[1] As an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fox was awarded the 2006 Morgan Prize.[2] In 2010, he was awarded the Dénes Kőnig Prize at the biennial Siam Conference on Discrete Mathematics.[3]


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