Curtis T. McMullen

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Curtis T. McMullen
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Born
Curtis Tracy McMullen

(1958-05-21) May 21, 1958 (age 60)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHarvard University
Williams College
Known forComplex dynamics, hyperbolic geometry, Teichmüller theory
AwardsSloan Fellowship (1988)
Salem Prize (1991)
Fields Medal (1998)
Guggenheim Fellowship (2004)
Humboldt Prize (2011)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsHarvard
MIT
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton
Berkeley
ThesisFamilies of Rational Maps and Iterative Root-Finding Algorithms (1985)
Doctoral advisorDennis Sullivan
Doctoral studentsJeffrey Brock
Laura DeMarco
Jeremy Kahn
Maryam Mirzakhani
Websitemath.harvard.edu/~ctm/

Curtis Tracy McMullen (born May 21, 1958) is an American mathematician who is the Cabot Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1998 for his work in complex dynamics, hyperbolic geometry and Teichmüller theory.

Biography[edit]

McMullen graduated as valedictorian in 1980 from Williams College and obtained his Ph.D. in 1985 from Harvard University, supervised by Dennis Sullivan. He held post-doctoral positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and the Institute for Advanced Study, after which he was on the faculty at Princeton University (1987–1990) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990–1997), before joining Harvard in 1997.

Honors and awards[edit]

McMullen received the Salem Prize in 1991 and won the Fields Medal in 1998.[1] He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007 and in 2012 became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

Trivia[edit]

McMullen has delivered an exposition that backgammon ends with probability one.[3]

Works[edit]

  • ——— (1994), Complex Dynamics and Renormalization, Annals of Mathematics Studies, 135, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-02982-2[4]
  • ——— (1996), Renormalization and 3-Manifolds which Fiber over the Circle, Annals of Mathematics Studies, 142, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-01153-2[4]

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