Past Member

Simon K. Donaldson

Affiliation

Mathematics

Home Institution

Imperial College London

From the Mathematics Breakthrough Prize:

"Simon Donaldson has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics for the new revolutionary invariants of four-dimensional manifolds and for the study of the relation between stability in algebraic geometry and in global differential geometry, both for bundles and for Fano varieties. Donaldson has transformed our understanding of four-dimensional shapes, showing which ones can be 'tamed' with the kind of equations that mathematicians can solve, and which can’t. In the process, he both provided powerful new tools for physicists and incorporated new ideas from physics into mathematics."

"Simon Donaldson," Mathematics Breakthrough Prize

Fields Medalist, 1986

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Mathematics

Degrees

University of Oxford
Ph.D.
1983

Honors

1986
Fields Medal