Bernard Maskit

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Bernard Maskit is an American mathematician known for his expertise in Kleinian groups. The Maskit slice through the moduli space of Kleinian groups is named after him; he is the author of the book Kleinian Groups (Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften 287, Springer-Verlag, 1988)[1][2] and gave an invited talk about Kleinian groups at the 1974 International Congress of Mathematicians.[3]

Maskit earned his Ph.D. in 1964 from New York University under the supervision of Lipman Bers.[4] After postdoctoral studies at the Institute for Advanced Study he was an assistant professorship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1965 to 1972.[5] He then moved to the mathematics department at Stony Brook University, where he retired in 2008[6] and is now a professor emeritus.[7] In 2012, he became one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society.[8]


  1. ^ Marden, Albert (1990), "Review: Bernard Maskit, Kleinian groups", Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., 22 (2): 310–315, doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1990-15895-1
  2. ^ Review of Kleinian groups by William Abikoff (1990), MR0959135
  3. ^ Maskit, Bernard (1974), "Classification of Kleinian Groups" (PDF), Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vancouver, pp. 213–216, MR 0437749.
  4. ^ Bernard Maskit at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ Past faculty, MIT Mathematics, retrieved 2015-01-22.
  6. ^ Member profile, Institute for Advanced Study, retrieved 2015-01-21.
  7. ^ Faculty web page, Stony Brook University, retrieved 2015-01-21.
  8. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2015-01-21.