Past Member

James G Arthur

Affiliation
Mathematics
Field of Study
Representations of Lie Groups

From the American Mathematical Society:

James G. Arthur has made deep and lasting contributions to mathematics. The pinnacle of his work is the Arthur-Selberg trace formula, which elucidates profound connections between properties of numbers on the one hand, and geometric shapes on the other. Building on the pioneering work of Atle Selberg, [Professor Emeritus School of Mathematics (1987–2007), Professor (1951–1987), and Member in the School (1947–48, 1949–51)], Arthur created a whole mathematical framework and introduced many major tools. The Arthur-Selberg trace formula is developed in 16 long and difficult research papers that Arthur published between 1974 and 1988. His work on the trace formula, which continues to this day, stands at the center of a highly active research area to which many mathematicians the world over are contributing.

American Mathematical Society's 2017 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement

Dates at IAS
Member
  • Mathematics
9/20006/2002
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19946/1995
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19846/1984 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
7/19766/1977
Degrees
Yale University Ph.D., 1970
Honors
Sloan Fship 1976-1977
Yale Univ Jr Fac Fship 1974-1975