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Ravi Vakil

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Nationality  Canadian American
Role  Mathematician
Institutions  Stanford University
Fields  Mathematics

Doctoral advisor  Joe Harris
Notable awards  Chauvenet Prize
Name  Ravi Vakil
Awards  Chauvenet Prize
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Born  February 22, 1970 (age 45) Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1970-02-22)
Alma mater  University of Toronto Harvard University
Books  A mathematical mosaic, Mirror Symmetry
Education  Princeton University, Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Harvard University, University of Toronto
Similar People  Rahul Pandharipande, Eric Zaslow, Sheldon Katz, Cumrun Vafa

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Ravi D. Vakil (born February 22, 1970) is a Canadian-American mathematician working in algebraic geometry.


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Education and career

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Vakil attended high school at Martingrove Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke, Ontario, where he won several mathematical contests and olympiads. After earning a BSc and MSc from the University of Toronto in 1992, he completed a Ph.D. in mathematics at Harvard University in 1997 under Joe Harris. He has since been an instructor at both Princeton University and MIT. Since the fall of 2001, he has taught at Stanford University, becoming a full professor in 2007.


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Vakil is an algebraic geometer and his research work spans over enumerative geometry, topology, Gromov–Witten theory, and classical algebraic geometry. He has solved several old problems in Schubert calculus. Among other results, he proved that all Schubert problems are enumerative over the real numbers, a result that resolves an issue mathematicians have worked on for at least two decades.

Awards and honors

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Vakil has received many awards, including an NSF Career Fellowship, a Sloan Research Fellowship, an American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowship, a G. de B. Robinson Prize for the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, and the André-Aisenstadt Prize from the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques at the Université de Montréal (2005).

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In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Mathematics contests

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He was a member of the Canadian team in three International Mathematical Olympiads, winning silver, gold (perfect score), gold in 1986, 1987, and 1988 respectively. He was also the fourth person to be a four-time Putnam Fellow in the history of the contest. Also, he has been the coordinator of weekly Putnam preparation seminars at Stanford.

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