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Graeme Segal

Nationality  Australian
Education  University of Oxford
Doctoral advisor  Michael Atiyah
Residence  Oxford, United Kingdom

Name  Graeme Segal
Fields  Mathematics
Role  Mathematician
Awards  Polya Prize
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Born  21 December 1941 (age 74) (1941-12-21)
Institutions  University of Cambridge University of Oxford
Alma mater  University of Sydney University of Oxford
Thesis  Equivariant K-theory (1967)
Doctoral students  Edwin Beggs Yunhyong Kim Elizabeth Mann John O'Connor Constantin Teleman Simon Scott George Wilson Paul Shutler
Books  Integrable Systems: Twistors, Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Sy, Loop Groups, Lectures on Lie Groups a
Similar People  Michael Atiyah, Greg Moore, Tom Bridgeland, Anton Kapustin, Isadore Singer

Graeme segal noncommutative geometry and quantum field theory


Graeme Bryce Segal FRS (born 21 December 1941) is an Australian mathematician, and professor at the University of Oxford.

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Biography

Segal was educated at the University of Sydney, where he received his BSc degree in 1961. He went on to receive his D.Phil. in 1967 from St Catherine's College, Oxford; his thesis, written under the supervision of Michael Atiyah, was titled Equivariant K-theory.

His thesis was in the area of equivariant K-theory. The Atiyah–Segal completion theorem in that subject was a major motivation for the Segal conjecture, which he formulated. He has made many other contributions to homotopy theory in the past four decades, including an approach to infinite loop spaces. He was also a pioneer of elliptic cohomology, which is related to his interest in topological quantum field theory.

Segal was an Invited Speaker at the ICM in 1970 in Nice and in 1990 in Kyoto. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1982 and an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was awarded the Sylvester Medal by the Royal Society in 2010.

He was Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry from 1990 to 1999.

Segal was elected the President of the London Mathematical Society in 2011.

References

Graeme Segal Wikipedia


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