Robert Lazarsfeld, PhD, professor of Mathematics specializing in Algebraic Geometry at Stony Brook University will be awarded the 2015 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas. He is honored for his two-volume work Positivity in Algebraic Geometry I and II (Springer, 2004). The prize citation notes that these books were “instant classics” that have profoundly influenced and shaped research in algebraic geometry over the past decade. Algebraic geometry, a major branch of modern mathematics with connections to many other areas of mathematics and also to physics, investigates the geometric properties of solutions to polynomial equations. …

Dennis Parnell Sullivan, PhD, Professor of Mathematics at Stony Brook University and the Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, is the recipient of the 2014 Balzan Prize for Mathematics (pure or applied). He was selected by the International Balzan Prize Foundation for his “major contributions to topology and the theory of dynamical systems, opening new perspectives for generations to come. For his exceptional results in many fields of mathematics, such as geometry, the theory of Kleinian groups, analysis and number theory.” …

^{nd}Stony Brook Mini-School in Geometry

April 9, 2014

Radu Laza;, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematics, received his award for Advances in Hodge Theory and Moduli. His research area is algebraic geometry, which is concerned with the study of geometric objects defined by polynomial equations, specifically moduli spaces. …

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October 22-28, 2012

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