Larry Guth

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Larry Guth
Born1977
NationalityAmerican
Alma materYale University, MIT
AwardsSalem Prize (2013)
Clay Research Award (2015)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsStanford, University of Toronto, New York University, MIT
Doctoral advisorTomasz Mrowka

Lawrence David Guth is a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Guth received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Tomasz Mrowka.[2]

He has previously worked at [3] the New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and at the University of Toronto.

Research[edit]

In his research, Guth has strengthened Gromov's systolic inequality for essential manifolds[4] and, along with Nets Katz, found a solution to the Erdős distinct distances problem.[5] His wide-ranging interests include the Kakeya conjecture and the systolic inequality.

Recognition[edit]

Guth is the 2013 winner of the Salem Prize.[citation needed]

He won an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2010.[6] He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in India in 2010, where he spoke about systolic geometry.[7][8] In 2014 he received a Simons Investigator Award.[9] In 2015 he received the Clay Research Award.[10]

He was included in the 2019 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to harmonic analysis, combinatorics and geometry, and for exposition of high level mathematics".[11]

Personal[edit]

He is the son of physicist Alan Guth known for the theory of Inflation in cosmology.[citation needed]

Work[edit]

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