Past Faculty

John Willard Milnor

School of Mathematics
Affiliation
Mathematics

From the International Mathematical Congresses:

[John Milnor] proved that a 7-dimensional sphere can have several differential structures; this led to the creation of the field of differential topology.

Fields Medalist, 1962

Abel Prize Laureate, 2011

Dates at IAS
Visitor
  • Mathematics
6/20027/2002 Other
Visitor
  • Mathematics
9/199910/1999 Fall
Faculty
  • Mathematics
9/19706/1990
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19666/1966 Spring
Degrees
Princeton University Ph.D., 1954
Honors
James Madison Medal, Princeton University 1977
National Medal of Science 1967
D.Sc., University of Chicago 1967
Honorary D.Sc., Syracuse University 1965
Fields Medal 1962