Morris Hirsch

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Morris Hirsch
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Born (1933-06-28) June 28, 1933 (age 85)
Chicago, Illinois
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorEdwin Spanier
Stephen Smale
Doctoral students

Morris William Hirsch (born June 28, 1933) is an American mathematician, formerly at the University of California, Berkeley.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Hirsch attained his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1958, under supervision of Edwin Spanier and Stephen Smale.[1] His thesis was entitled Immersions of Manifolds. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

Hirsch had 23 doctoral students, including William Thurston, William Goldman, and Mary Lou Zeeman.

Selected works[edit]

  • with Stephen Smale and Robert L. Devaney: Differential equations, dynamical systems and an introduction to chaos, Academic Press 2004 (2nd edition)
  • with Smale: Differential equations, dynamical systems and linear algebra, Academic Press 1974
  • Differential Topology, Springer 1976,[3] 1997
  • with Barry Mazur: Smoothings of piecewise linear manifolds, Princeton University Press 1974
  • with Charles C. Pugh, Michael Shub: Invariant Manifolds, Springer 1977


  1. ^ Morris Hirsch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-21.
  3. ^ James, Ioan M. (1977). "Review: Differential Topology, by Morris Hirsch" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 83 (5): 997–998. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1977-14350-4.

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