Sucharit Sarkar

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Sucharit Sarkar
Born1983 (age 36–37)
Alma mater
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Los Angeles
ThesisTopics in Heegaard Floer homology (2009)
Doctoral advisorZoltán Szabó

Sucharit Sarkar (born 1983) is an Indian topologist and associate professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles who works in low-dimensional topology.

Education and career[edit]

Sarkar attended secondary school at South Point High School in his hometown, Calcutta, India. In the International Mathematical Olympiads in 2001 and 2002, he received gold and silver medals respectively.[1] He completed his Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore in 2005.

Sarkar received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2009 under the guidance of Zoltán Szabó.[2] He went on to postdoctoral fellowships at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Columbia University, before becoming an assistant professor at Princeton University in 2012. In 2016 he moved to the University of California, Los Angeles.[3]

Sarkar's research area is low-dimensional topology, with particular interests in knot theory, Heegaard Floer homology, and Khovanov homology.

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Official IMO Website
  2. ^ Sucharit Sarkar at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Sucharit Sarkar's curriculum vita" (PDF). Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "ICM 2018 List of Speakers". Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Past Clay Research Fellows". Retrieved September 24, 2019.

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