Robert Moody (left)
|Born||November 28, 1941|
|Institutions||University of Saskatchewan
University of Alberta
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
|Doctoral advisor||Maria Josepha Wonenburger|
|Doctoral students||Arturo Pianzola|
|Notable awards||CRM-Fields-PIMS prize, 1998|
Robert Vaughan Moody, OC FRSC (//; born November 28, 1941) is a Canadian mathematician. He is the co-discover of Kac-Moody algebra, a Lie algebra, usually infinite-dimensional, that can be defined through a generalized root system.
Born in Great Britain, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1962 from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Arts in Mathematics in 1964 from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1966 from the University of Toronto.
In 1966, he joined the Department of Mathematics as an Assistant Professor in the University of Saskatchewan. In 1970, he was appointed an Associate Professor and a Professor in 1976. In 1989, he joined the University of Alberta as a Professor in the Department of Mathematics.