Helmut Hofer

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Helmut Hofer
Helmut Hofer, IAS.jpg
Helmut Hofer lecturing at IAS in 2009
Born (1956-02-26)26 February 1956
Nationality Germany
United States
Alma mater Universität Zürich
Known for Symplectic capacities
Hofer geometry
Symplectic homology
Finite energy foliations
Symplectic field theory
Polyfold theory
Awards Ostrowski Prize (1999)
Heinz Hopf Prize (2013)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Doctoral advisor Peter Hess

Helmut Hermann W. Hofer (born February 18 or February 28, 1956) is a German-American mathematician, one of the founders of the area of symplectic topology.[1] He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[2] and the recipient of the 1999 Ostrowski Prize[3] and the 2013 Heinz Hopf Prize [1]. Since 2009, he is a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.[1] He currently works on symplectic geometry, dynamical systems, and partial differential equations. His contributions to the field include Hofer geometry.

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