List of Stuyvesant High School People - Mathematics


Stuyvesant High School has produced a steady stream of professional mathematicians, including more leading figures in this field than are associated with most leading universities:

  • Bernard Gelbaum (1939) functional analysis (University at Buffalo, emeritus)
  • Benjamin Lepson (1941) analysis (Catholic University, emeritus)
  • Peter Lax (1943) fluid dynamics, differential equations; elected 1970 to the United States National Academy of Sciences, 1985 Wolf Prize, 1992 Steele Prize, 2005 Abel Prize, (New York University, emeritus)
  • Seymour Goldberg (1944) operator theory, textbook author (University of Maryland, College Park, emeritus)
  • Melvin Hausner (1945) nonstandard analysis, geometry (New York University (NYU))
  • Bertram Kostant (1945) Lie groups and representation theory; elected in 1978 to the United States National Academy of Sciences, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
  • Anatole Beck (1947) dynamical systems (University of Wisconsin, emeritus)
  • D. J. Newman (1947) analytic number theory, long-time editor of problems section in the American Mathematical Monthly (Temple University, emeritus)
  • Harold Widom (1949) integral equations, symplectic geometry (University of California, Santa Cruz), 2007 Wiener Prize
  • Elias Stein (1949) harmonic analysis; 1974 elected to United States National Academy of Sciences, 1993 Schock Prize, 1999 Wolf Prize, 2002 Steele Prize (Princeton University)
  • Paul Cohen (1950) logic, Banach algebras, 1964 Bôcher Prize, 1966 Fields Medal, elected 1967 to the United States National Academy of Sciences (Stanford University)
  • Leonard Evens (1951) group cohomology (Northwestern University)
  • Neil R. Grabois (1953) commutative algebra (President, Colgate University)
  • Saul Lubkin (1956) homological algebra, algebraic geometry (University of Rochester)
  • Jeff Rubens (1957) probability and statistics, coeditor of The Bridge World (Pace University)
  • Mark Ramras (1958) graph theory, commutative algebra (Northeastern University)
  • Jonathan Sondow (1959) number theory, differential topology
  • Melvin Hochster (1960) commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, invariant theory; 1980 Cole Prize, elected in 1992 to the United States National Academy of Sciences (University of Michigan)
  • George Bergman (1960) algebra (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Howard Jacobowitz (1961) differential geometry (Rutgers University)
  • James Lepowsky (1961) Lie theory (Rutgers University). Lepowsky's Ph. D advisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was Bertram Konstant (1945).
  • Peter Shalen (1962) low dimensional topology, Kleinian groups, hyperbolic geometry (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Michael Ackerman (1962) number theory, topos theory; Ackerman was an assistant to André Weil at the Institute for Advanced Study
  • Robert Zimmer (1964) ergodic theory, dynamical cocycles (President of University of Chicago)
  • Bruce Cooperstein (1966) groups of Lie type, combinatorics, geometry (Chair, University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Steven Weintraub (1967) differential topology, algebraic topology (LSU)
  • Richard Arratia (1968) probability, combinatorics (USC)
  • David Harbater (1970) algebraic geometry; NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, in 1994 Invited Lecturer to the International Congress of Mathematicians, 1995 Cole Prize (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Greg Kirmayer (1971) set theory.
  • Paul Zeitz (1975) ergodic theory (University of California, San Francisco).
  • David Grant (1977) number theory (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • Jon Lee (1977) mathematical optimization (G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan)
  • Eric Stade (1978) number theory (Chair, University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • Zachary Franco (1981) number theory, mathematical pathology Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Ann Trenk (1981) combinatorics, graph theory (Wellesley College)
  • Noam Elkies (1982) elliptic curves; youngest person ever to win tenure at Harvard; his musical compositions have been performed by major symphony orchestras (Harvard University).
  • Dana Randall (1984) discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science (Georgia Tech).
  • Allen Knutson (1986) symplectic geometry, algebraic combinatorics, NSF Postdoc, Sloan Fellow, 2005 Levi L. Conant Prize (Cornell University).
  • Thomas Witelski (1987) diffusion processes, PDEs, NSF Postdoc (Duke University).
  • Elizabeth Wilmer (1987) probability theory, combinatorics (Oberlin College).
  • Michael Coen (1987) computational learning theory, theoretical neuroscience. (University of Wisconsin–Madison).
  • Sandy Ganzell (1988) topology, knot theory. (St. Mary's College of Maryland).
  • Michael Hutchings (1989) topology, geometry (University of California, Berkeley).
  • Aleksandr Khazanov (1995) Math Olympiad, Curry Fellowship; Khazanov skipped college and became a PhD student at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Michael Develin (1996) combinatorics, geometry; American Institute of Mathematics Fellow. (University of California, Berkeley).

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