Larry Guth

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Larry Guth
Born 1977
Nationality American
Alma mater Yale University, MIT
Awards Salem Prize (2013)
Clay Research Award (2015)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Stanford, University of Toronto, New York University, MIT
Doctoral advisor Tomasz Mrowka

Lawrence David Guth is a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1] He has previously worked at [2] the New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and at the University of Toronto.

Guth received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Tomasz Mrowka.[3] He won an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2010.[4] He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in India in 2010, where he spoke about systolic geometry.[5][6] In 2014 he received a Simons Investigator Award.[7] In 2015 he received the Clay Research Award.[8]

In his research, Guth has strengthened Gromov's systolic inequality for essential manifolds[9] and, along with Nets Katz, found a solution to the Erdős distinct distances problem.[10] His wide-ranging interests include the Kakeya conjecture and the systolic inequality.

He is the son of physicist Alan Guth known for the theory of Inflation in cosmology and the nephew of Lucille Guth, a social worker.