Jacob Tsimerman

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Jacob Tsimerman
Born (1988-04-26) April 26, 1988 (age 30)
Kazan, Russia
Alma materPrinceton University
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Toronto
Doctoral advisorPeter Sarnak

Jacob Tsimerman (born 1988) is a Canadian mathematician at the University of Toronto specialising in number theory and related areas. He obtained his PhD degree from Princeton University in 2011 under the guidance of Peter Clive Sarnak.[1] He was awarded the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize in the year 2015.[2] Tsimerman is recognized for his work on the André–Oort conjecture and for his mastery of both analytic number theory and algebraic geometry.[2]

Jacob Tsimerman was born in Kazan, Russia on April 26, 1988. In 1990 his family first moved to Israel and then in 1996 to Canada. In 2003 and 2004 he represented Canada in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and won gold medals both years, with a perfect score in 2004.[3] Following his PhD, he had a post-doctoral position at Harvard University as a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. In July 2014 he was awarded a Sloan Fellowship and he started his term as Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He is currently an Associate Professor.[4] The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is the first major international prize awarded to him.[5]


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  3. ^ "Jacob Tsimerman's results". International Mathematical Olympiad.
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  5. ^ "Jacob Tsimerman to receive 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize" (PDF). Krishnaswami Alladi, Chair: 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. Retrieved 8 November 2015.