Paul Seidel

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Paul Seidel
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Born1970 (age 49–50)
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
University of Heidelberg
AwardsVeblen Prize in Geometry (2010)
EMS Prize (2000)
Scientific career
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorSimon 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."[1]


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.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society[2] and a Simons Investigator.[3]

He is married to Ju-Lee Kim, who is also a professor of mathematics at MIT.[4]


  • Fukaya Categories and Picard-Lefschetz Theory, European Mathematical Society, 2008[5]


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  2. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-15.
  3. ^ Simons Investigators Awardees, The Simons Foundation
  4. ^ "Ju-Lee Kim", MIT Women in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, retrieved 2015-11-20.
  5. ^ Smith, Ivan (2010). "Review: Fukaya categories and Picard-Lefschetz theory, by Paul Seidel". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 47 (4): 735–742. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-10-01289-9.

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