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Isadore Singer

Nationality  American
Fields  Mathematics
Institutions  MIT
Doctoral advisor  Irving Segal
Name  Isadore Singer
Notable students  Dan Freed
Role  Professor of mathematics

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Born  May 3, 1924 (age 91) Detroit, Michigan, USA (1924-05-03)
Alma mater  University of Michigan University of Chicago
Doctoral students  Richard L. Bishop Dan Freed John Lott Linda Rothschild
Known for  Atiyah–Singer index theorem
Notable awards  Bocher Memorial Prize (1969) National Medal of Science (1983) Wigner Medal (1988) Steele Prize (2000) Abel Prize (2004)
Education  University of Chicago (1950), University of Michigan
Awards  Abel Prize, Leroy P. Steele Prize
Similar People  Michael Atiyah, Dan Freed, David R Morrison, Niels Henrik Abel, Pavel Etingof

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Isadore Manuel Singer (born May 3, 1924) is an American mathematician. He is an Institute Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is noted for his work with Michael Atiyah proving the Atiyah–Singer index theorem in 1962, which paved the way for new interactions between pure mathematics and theoretical physics.

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Singer was born in Detroit, Michigan, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1944. After obtaining his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1948 and 1950 respectively, he taught at UCLA and MIT, where he has spent the majority of his career.

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He was chair of the Committee of Science & Public Policy of the United States National Academy of Sciences, a member of the White House Science Council (1982–88), and on the Governing Board of the United States National Research Council (1995–99).

Awards and honors

Singer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Among the awards he has received are the Bôcher Memorial Prize (1969) and the Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2000), both from the American Mathematical Society, the Eugene Wigner Medal (1988), the National Medal of Science (1983), the Abel Prize (2004, shared with Michael Atiyah), the 2004 Gauss Lecture and the James Rhyne Killian Faculty Achievement Award from MIT (2005).


  • Quantum field theory, supersymmetry, and enumerative geometry. Freed, Daniel S. and Morrison, David R. and Singer, Isadore editors. IAS/Park City Mathematics Series, Vol. 11. American Mathematical Society Providence, RI viii+285. Papers from the Graduate Summer School of the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute held in Princeton, NJ, 2001. (2006)
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