Name Ian Agol
|Born May 13, 1970 (age 45)Hollywood, California (1970-05-13) |
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater California Institute of TechnologyUniversity of California, San Diego
Doctoral students Shawn RafalskiChristopher K Atkinson
Known for Virtually Haken conjectureFreedman–He–Wang conjectureWise's conjecture
Notable awards Veblen Prize in Geometry (2013)Senior Berwick Prize (2012)Clay Research Award (2009)Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics (2016)
Education University of California, San Diego (1998)
Awards Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Similar People David Gabai, Danny Calegari, Daniel Wise, William Thurston, Michael Freedman
Doctoral advisor Michael Freedman
Berkeley mathematician ian agol wins breakthrough prize
- Berkeley mathematician ian agol wins breakthrough prize
- Ian Agol 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics Symposium
- Education and career
- Awards and honors
Ian Agol: 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics Symposium
Education and career
Agol obtained his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of California San Diego with Michael Freedman (Topology of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds). He is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and a former professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In 2004, Agol proved the Marden tameness conjecture, a conjecture of Albert Marden (de). It states that a hyperbolic 3-manifold with finitely generated fundamental group is homeomorphic to the interior of a compact 3-manifold. The conjecture was also independently proven by Danny Calegari and David Gabai, and implies the Ahlfors measure conjecture.
Awards and honors
Agol, Calegari, and Gabai received the 2009 Clay Research Award for their proof of the Marden tameness conjecture.
In 2013, Agol was awarded the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry, along with Daniel Wise.
In 2015, he was awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, "for spectacular contributions to low dimensional topology and geometric group theory, including work on the solutions of the tameness, virtually Haken and virtual fibering conjectures."
In 2016 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.