|Born||1970 (age 49–50)|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
University of Heidelberg
|Awards||Veblen Prize in Geometry (2010)|
EMS Prize (2000)
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Doctoral advisor||Simon Donaldson|
Paul Seidel (born December 30, 1970) is a Swiss-Italian mathematician. He is a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He used to be a member of the mathematics faculty at the University of Chicago. In 2010 he was awarded the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry "for his fundamental contributions to symplectic geometry and, in particular, for his development of advanced algebraic methods for computation of symplectic invariants."
Seidel attended the Heidelberg University, where he received his Diplom under supervision of Albrecht Dold in 1994. He then pursued his Ph.D. studies at the University of Oxford under supervision of Simon Donaldson (Thesis: Floer Homology and the Symplectic Isotopy Problem) in 1998.
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