Nate Ackerman

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Nate Ackerman
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Born(1978-03-04)March 4, 1978
New York City, New York
NationalityBritish and American[1]
Other namesNathanael Leedom Ackerman
OccupationLecturer in mathematics at Harvard University
Known forOlympic and World Championship wrestler

Nate Ackerman (born March 4, 1978 as Nathanael Leedom Ackerman) is a British-American mathematician and wrestler. He is the son of Peter Ackerman and Joanne Leedom-Ackerman.

Ackerman competed in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games as part of the Great Britain National Team.[2] He also competed in the 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2011 World Championships.[3] Ackerman's best international finish was 10th at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[1]

Ackerman was born in New York City, New York, United States to Joanne Leedom-Ackerman and Peter Ackerman. He was educated at the American School in London[4] and then Harvard University, where he graduated in June 2000.

He received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 2006 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[5][6] He is a lecturer in mathematics at Harvard University.[7]


  1. ^ a b Burnett, Mike (28 July 2004). "Road to Athens: Nate Ackerman". Olympics 2004. BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
  2. ^ Phillips, Michael (25 May 2004). "Britain's only wrestler grapples with a crowd". Athens 2004. The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
  3. ^ Ackerman, Nathanael Leedon (GBR). FILA Wrestling Database. Retrieved on 20 July 2009.
  4. ^ Brehm, Denise (August 13, 2004), "MIT brains, brawn and bright lights go to Athens Olympics", MIT News, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  5. ^ Nate Ackerman at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ Nathanael Leedom Ackerman (2006). On Quantifier Rank Spectrum of L-Infinity-Omega (PDF) (Ph.D. thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  7. ^ "Harvard Mathematics Department : Visitors and Postdocs". Harvard University. Retrieved March 31, 2015.