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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