# Peter Sarnak

Professor Emeritus

School of Mathematics

Number Theory and Analysis

Peter Sarnak has made major contributions to number theory and to questions in analysis motivated by number theory. His interest in mathematics is wide-ranging, and his research focuses on the theory of zeta functions and automorphic forms with applications to number theory, combinatorics, and mathematical physics.

Wolf Prize, 2014

## Dates at IAS

Emeritus

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## Degrees

Stanford University

Ph.D.

1980

University of the Witwatersrand

B.Sc.

1974

## Honors

Awards: Royal Society, Sylvester Medal 2019; Wolf Prize in Mathematics 2014; Mathematical Association of America, Lester Ford Prize 2012; American Mathematical Society, Levi L. Conant Prize 2003, Frank Nelson Cole Prize 2005; Ostrowski Prize 2001; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, George Pólya Prize 1998

Honorary Degrees: King’s College London, Honorary Doctorate 2017; University of St. Andrews, Honorary Doctor of Science 2016; Shandong University, Honorary Doctorate 2014; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Honorary Doctorate 2010

Memberships: Academia Europaea; American Philosophical Society; National Academy of Sciences; Royal Society of London

## Appointments

Princeton University

1991

Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics 2002–, Professor 1996–2002, Chair of the Department of Mathematics 1996–99, Henry Burchard Fine Professor 1995–96, Professor 1991–95

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

2001–2005

Professor

Stanford University

1987–1991

Professor

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

1980–1983

Associate Professor 1983, Assistant Professor 1980–83