Patrick Brosnan

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Patrick Brosnan
Born 1968
Residence Canada
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Maryland University of British Columbia
Alma mater University of Chicago
Doctoral advisor Spencer Bloch
Notable awards Coxeter–James Prize

Patrick Brosnan is an American mathematician, known for his work on motives, Hodge theory, and algebraic groups. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1998 under the direction of Spencer Bloch. Brosnan is the 2009 recipient of the Coxeter-James Prize of the Canadian Mathematical Society.[1]

In 2003 Brosnan disproved (in joint work with Prakash Belkale), the Spanning Tree Conjecture of Kontsevich.[2]


  1. ^ Press release of the Canadian Mathematical Society.
  2. ^ Review of Matroids, motives, and a conjecture of Kontsevich MR1950482

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