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Celebratio Mathematica

Michael H. Freedman

Topology; quantum computing  ·  UCSD & Microsoft

Curriculum vitae

Education:

1968–69: stud­ied at Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley, Cali­for­nia

1969–73: Ph.D. Prin­ceton Uni­versity, Prin­ceton, New Jer­sey

Academic and professional experience:

1973–75: Lec­turer, De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics, Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia, Berke­ley, CA

1975–76: Mem­ber, In­sti­tute for Ad­vanced Study, Prin­ceton, New Jer­sey

1976–79: As­sist­ant Pro­fess­or, De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics, UC­SD

1979–82: As­so­ci­ate Pro­fess­or, De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics, UC­SD

1982–present: Pro­fess­or, De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics, UC­SD

1985–present: Charles Lee Pow­ell Chair Pro­fess­or, De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics, UC­SD

1997–99: on leave from UC­SD

1999–2005: Ad­junct Pro­fess­or, De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics, Uni­versity of Wash­ing­ton, Seattle, WA

1997–2004: Seni­or Re­search­er, Mi­crosoft Re­search­er, Red­mond, WA

2004–present: Tech­nic­al Fel­low (Math­em­atician), Mi­crosoft, Sta­tion Q, Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia at Santa Bar­bara

2005–present: Ad­junct Pro­fess­or, De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics, Uni­versity of Cali­for­nia at Santa Bar­bara

Memberships:

Amer­ic­an Math­em­at­ic­al So­ci­ety

Na­tion­al Academy of Sci­ences

Amer­ic­an Academy of Arts and Sci­ences

New York Academy of Sci­ences

As­so­ci­ate Ed­it­or for: An­nals of Math­em­at­ics (1984-91), Journ­al of Amer­ic­an Math­em­at­ic­al So­ci­ety, Journ­al of Dif­fer­en­tial Geo­metry, Math­em­at­ic­al Re­search Let­ters, To­po­logy, Found­a­tions of Com­pu­ta­tion­al Math­em­at­ics (Fo­CM)

Honors and awards:

1980–83: Al­fred P. Sloan Fel­low

1982: In­vited Lec­turer, Int'l Con­gress of Math­em­aticians, Warsaw, Po­land 1984 Cali­for­nia Sci­ent­ist of the Year

1984–89: Ma­cAr­thur Found­a­tion Fel­low

1984: Elec­ted to Na­tion­al Academy of Sci­ences

1985: Elec­ted to Amer­ic­an Academy of Arts and Sci­ences

1985: Charles Lee Pow­ell En­dowed Chair in Math­em­at­ics, UC­SD

1986: Amer­ic­an Math­em­at­ic­al So­ci­ety's Veblen Prize

1986: Fields Medal, Int'l Con­gress of Math­em­aticians, Berke­ley, CA

1987: Na­tion­al Medal of Sci­ence (White House, June 1987)

1988: Hum­boldt Award, Ger­many

1989: elec­ted to New York Academy of Sci­ences

1994: Gug­gen­heim Fel­low­ship Award