John G. Thompson

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1992

John G. Thompson

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Cambridge, U.K

 

Award citation:

“for his profound contributions to all aspects of finite group theory and connections with other branches of mathematics”.

 

Prize share:

John G. Thompson

Lennart Carleson

 

John G. Thompson (born in 1932, USA) earned his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1955 and completed his doctorate at the University of Chicago in 1959 under the guidance of Saunders Mac Lane. After a period on the mathematics faculty at the University of Chicago, he assumed the Rouse Ball Professorship in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge in 1970. Later, he transitioned to the Mathematics Department of the University of Florida, holding the position of Graduate Research Professor. Currently, Thompson is a professor emeritus of pure mathematics at the University of Cambridge and a professor of mathematics at the University of Florida.

Professor John G. Thompson’s work has changed the face of finite group theory. Already in his thesis he solved a long-standing conjecture reaching back to work of Frobenius at the turn of the century: if a finite group has a fixed-point-free automorphism of finite order, then the group is nilpotent. The solution was obtained by the introduction of novel and highly original ideas. He next turned his attention to the classification of the finite simple groups. The first astonishing achievement was his joint Mark with Walter Feit in which they prove that a finite non-abelian simple group must have even order. Thompson went on to classify the finite simple groups in which every soluble subgroup has a soluble normalizer. This work is a key element in the collective effort that led to the classification of finite simple groups.

In the late 1970’s he took up McKay’s remarkable observation, that there is a connection between the Fischer-Griess group and the modular j-function to formulate a series of conjectures relating modular functions and finite sporadic simple groups. These have now been verified and have led to deep and important questions which will occupy mathematicians for some time to come.

Also during this period he significantly contributed to coding theory and the theory of finite projective planes. The recent solution of the classical problem of the non-existence of a plane of order 10 owes much to his efforts.

During the past few years he has investigated the problem of constructing Galois groups over number fields, especially Q. The starting point here is Hilbert’s irreducibility Theorem and Thompson´s work may well be the most important advance since Hilbert’s time.

The penetrating power of Thompson’s genius is astonishing; his contributions to group theory and related subjects are of enduring significance.

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Ingrid Daubechies

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2023

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

George Lusztig

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2022

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Yakov Eliashberg

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2020

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Simon K. Donaldson

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2020

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Jean Francois le Gall

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2019

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Gregory Lawler

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2019

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Vladimir Drinfeld

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2018

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Alexander Beilinson

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2018

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Richard Schoen

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2017

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Charles Fefferman

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2017

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

James G. Arthur

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2015

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Peter Sarnak

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2014

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Michael Artin

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2013

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

George D. Mostow

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2013

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Michael Aschbacher

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2012

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Luis Caffarelli

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2012

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Shing-Tung Yau

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2010

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Dennis Sullivan

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2010

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Pierre R. Deligne

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2008/9

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Phillip A. Griffiths

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2008/9

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

David B. Mumford

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2008/9

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Hillel (Harry) Furstenberg

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2006/7

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Stephen Smale

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2006/7

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Gregory Margulis

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2005

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Sergei Novikov

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2005

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Mikio Sato

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2002/3

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

John Tate

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2002/3

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Vladimir Arnold

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2001

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Saharon Shelah

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2001

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Raoul Bott

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2000

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Jean-Pierre Serre

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 2000

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Laszlo Lovasz

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1999

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Elias M. Stein

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1999

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Yakov G. Sinai

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1996/7

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Joseph B. Keller

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1996/7

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Robert P. Langlands

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1995/6

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Andrew J. Wiles

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1995/6

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Jurgen K. Moser

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1994/5

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Mikhael Gromov

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1993

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Jacques Tits

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1993

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Lennart A. E. Carleson

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1992

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

John G. Thompson

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1992

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1990

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Ennio De Giorgi

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1990

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

John W. Milnor

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1989

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Alberto P. Calderon

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1989

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Lars Hörmander

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathemstics 1988

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Friedrich Hirzebruch

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1988

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Peter D. Lax

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1987

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Kiyoshi Ito

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1987

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Samuel Eilenberg

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1986

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Atle Selberg

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1986

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Kunihiko Kodaira

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1985

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Hans Lewy

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1985

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Shiing-Shen Chern

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1983

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Paul Erdos

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1984

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Mark G. Krein

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1982

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Hassler Whitney

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1982

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Oscar Zariski

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1981

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Lars V. Ahlfors

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1981

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Henri Cartan

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1980

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Andrey N. Kolmogorov

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1980

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Jean Leray

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1979

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

André Weil

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1979

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Izrail M. Gelfand

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1978

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.

Carl L. Siegel

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1978

Carl L. Siegel

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

University of Gottingen, Germany

 

Award citation:

“in recognition of his contributions to the theory of numbers, theory of several complex variables, and celestial mechanics”.

 

Prize share:

Carl L. Siegel

Izrail M. Gelfand

 

Professor Carl L. Siegel received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Gottingen, 1920; became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt-am-Main, 1922, and later at the University of Gottingen. Many of his important contributions to the theory of numbers and several complex variables date to this period in Gottingen. Being an outspoken anti-Nazi, he fled Germany in 1940 to Denmark, and was at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1940 to 1950 at which time he returned to Gottingen.