Peter Sarnak

Professor
School of Mathematics

Number Theory and Analysis

Affiliation

Mathematics

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Institute for Advanced Study

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

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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
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
Professor
Stanford University
Professor
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Associate Professor 1983, Assistant Professor 1980–83