Burt James Totaro
1967 (age 51–52)
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
University of California, Berkeley
|Awards||Whitehead Prize (2000)|
Prix Franco-Britannique (2001)
|Institutions||University of California, Los Angeles|
University of Cambridge
University of Chicago
|Thesis||K-Theory and Algebraic Cycles (1989)|
|Doctoral advisor||Shoshichi Kobayashi|
Education and early life
Totaro participated in the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth while in grade school. After spending two years at Moorestown High School in New Jersey, he enrolled at Princeton University at the age of thirteen. He graduated in 1984 and went on to graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his Ph.D. in 1989.
Career and research
Since 2009, he has been one of three managing editors of the journal Compositio Mathematica; he is also on the editorial boards of Forum of Mathematics, Pi and Sigma, the Journal of the American Mathematical Society, and the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. In 2012, he became a Professor in the UCLA Department of Mathematics.
Totaro's work is influenced by the Hodge conjecture, and is based on the connections and application of topology to algebraic geometry. His work has applications in a number of diverse areas of mathematics, from representation theory to Lie theory and group cohomology.
- Totaro, Burt (1996). "Configuration spaces of algebraic varieties". Topology. 35 (4): 1057–1067. doi:10.1016/0040-9383(95)00058-5. MR 1404924.
- Totaro, Burt (2014). Group Cohomology and Algebraic Cycles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-01577-7.
In 2009, Totaro was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He was included in the 2019 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to algebraic geometry, Lie theory and cohomology and their connections and for service to the profession".
- "Princeton Alumni Weekly".
- Burt Totaro at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- "Editorial Board of Compositio Mathematica".
- "UCLA Department of Mathematics newsletter" (PDF).
- Cambridge academics elected as Fellows of the Royal Society
- Citation for Burt Totaro Archived October 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "Cambridge academics elected as Fellows of the Royal Society". Cambridge University news. 2009-05-16. Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
- 2019 Class of the Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2018-11-07
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