Jacob Lurie

Professor
School of Mathematics

Algebraic Geometry, Topology, Homotopy Theory

Affiliation

Mathematics

Jacob Lurie’s research has influenced a diverse range of fields from topology to number theory, providing foundational work that has changed the way mathematicians describe and work with derived phenomena. His ideas have redefined the foundations of homotopy theory and topological aspects of algebraic geometry, providing a channel through which algebraic topology influences algebraic geometry. His proof of the Baez-Dolan cobordism hypothesis changed the field drastically, providing a precise dictionary between manifold theory and operadic algebra as well as an applicable language for topological field theory.

MacArthur Fellow (2014)

Dates at IAS

Faculty
School of Mathematics

Degrees

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D.
2004
Harvard University
B.A.
2000

Honors

2011–14
Member, Editorial Board of Compositio Mathematica
2009–14
Associate Editor, Journal of the American Mathematical Society
2020
Member, National Academy of Sciences
2016
London Mathematical Society Hardy Fellowship
2015
Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics
2014
MacArthur Fellowship
2000
AMS–MAA–SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize
2000
Thomas T. Hoopes Prize

Appointments

Harvard University
Professor of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Professor