Kenneth Brown (mathematician)

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Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Stephen Brown is a professor of mathematics at Cornell University, working in category theory and cohomology theory. Among other things, he is known for Ken Brown's lemma in the theory of model categories.[1] He is also the author of the book Cohomology of Groups (Graduate Texts in Mathematics 87, Springer, 1982).[2]

Brown earned his Ph.D. in 1971 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Daniel Quillen (Abstract Homotopy Theory and Generalized Sheaf Cohomology).[3] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[4]


  1. ^ Hovey, Mark (2007), Model Categories, Mathematical surveys and monographs 63, American Mathematical Society, p. 6, ISBN 9780821843611 .
  2. ^ Review of Cohomology of Groups by Ross Staffeldt (1983), MR 0672956.
  3. ^ Kenneth Stephen Brown at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-11-16.