Past Faculty

John Willard Milnor

Affiliation

Mathematics

Home Institution

State University of New York

From the Abel Prize:

"John Milnor’s profound ideas and fundamental discoveries have largely shaped the mathematical landscape of the second half of the 20th century…All of Milnor’s work display features of great research: profound insights, vivid imagination, striking surprises and supreme beauty ... Numerous mathematical concepts, results and conjectures are named after him. In the literature we find for instance Milnor exotic spheres, Milnor fibration, Milnor number, Milnor-Thurston kneading theory, and Milnor Conjectures in knot theory, K-theory, combinatorial group theory, and holomorphic dynamics."

Abel Prize Laureate, 2011

Fields Medalist, 1962

Dates at IAS

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Degrees

Princeton University
Ph.D.
1954

Honors

1977
James Madison Medal, Princeton University
1967
D.Sc., University of Chicago
1967
National Medal of Science
1965
Honorary D.Sc., Syracuse University
1962
Fields Medal