|Residence||Los Angeles, CA|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
(BA 2001; PhD 2004)
Seiberg–Witten Floer theory
|Awards||EMS Prize (2012)|
Morgan Prize (2002)
Clay Mathematics Institute
Institute for Advanced Study
|Thesis||A spectrum valued TQFT from the Seiberg-Witten equations (2004)|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter B. Kronheimer|
Ciprian Manolescu (born December 24, 1978) is a Romanian-American mathematician, working in gauge theory, symplectic geometry, and low-dimensional topology. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Manolescu completed his first eight classes at School no. 11 Mihai Eminescu and his secondary education at Ion Brătianu High School in Piteşti. He did his undergrad and Ph.D. at Harvard University under the direction of Peter B. Kronheimer, and became a teaching fellow in the Math 55 undergraduate course. He was the winner of the Morgan Prize, awarded jointly by AMS-MAA-SIAM, in 2002. His undergraduate thesis was on Finite dimensional approximation in Seiberg–Witten theory, and his Ph.D. thesis topic was A spectrum valued TQFT from the Seiberg–Witten equations.
Awards and honors
He was among the handful of recipients of the Clay Research Fellowship (2004–2008).
In 2012 he was awarded one of the ten prizes of the European Mathematical Society for his work on low-dimensional topology, and particularly for his role in the development of combinatorial Heegaard Floer homology.
He has one of the best records ever in mathematical competitions:
- He holds the sole distinction of writing three perfect papers at the International Mathematical Olympiad: Toronto, Canada (1995); Bombay, India (1996); Mar del Plata, Argentina (1997).
- He placed in the top 5 on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition for college undergraduates in 1997, 1998, and 2000.
- Manolescu, Ciprian (2016). "Pin(2)-equivariant Seiberg–Witten Floer homology and the Triangulation Conjecture". J. Amer. Math. Soc. 29: 147–176. arXiv:1303.2354. doi:10.1090/jams829.
- Manolescu, Ciprian; Ozsváth, Peter; Sarkar, Sucharit (2009). "A Combinatorial Description of Knot Floer Homology". Annals of Mathematics. Second Series. 169 (2): 633–660. arXiv:math/0607691. doi:10.4007/annals.2009.169.633.
- Lipshitz, Robert; Manolescu, Ciprian; Wang, Jiajun (2008). "Combinatorial cobordism maps in hat Heegaard Floer theory". Duke Math. J. 145 (2): 207–247. arXiv:math/0611927. doi:10.1215/00127094-2008-050.
- Ciprian Manolescu at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Hartnett, Kevin (13 January 2015), "A Proof That Some Spaces Can't Be Cut", Quanta Magazine
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- 2017 Class of the Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2016-11-06.