John W. Milnor

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1989

John W. Milnor

 

Affiliation at the time of the award:

Institute for Advanced Study, USA

 

Award citation:

“for ingenious and highly original discoveries in geometry, which have opened important new vistas in topology from the algebraic, combinatorial, and differentiable viewpoint”.

 

Prize share:

John W. Milnor 

Alberto P. Calderon

 

During his undergraduate years at Princeton University, John W. Milnor (born in 1931, USA)  was named a  Putnam Fellow in both 1949 and 1950. Notably, at the youthful age of 19, he successfully proved the Fáry–Milnor theorem. Upon completing his studies, Milnor earned an A.B. in mathematics in 1951, presenting a senior thesis entitled “Link groups,” which was supervised by Robert H. Fox. Remaining at Princeton for his graduate studies, Milnor continued his academic pursuit and obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1954. His doctoral dissertation, titled “Isotopy of links,” was also conducted under the guidance of Fox.

The highly original discoveries of Professor John W. Milnor in geometry have exerted a major influence on the development of contemporary mathematics. The current state of the classification of topological, piecewise linear, and differentiable manifolds rests in large measure on his work in topology and algebra.

Milnor’s discovery of differentiable structures on S7 (the 7-dimensional sphere) which are exotic, i.e. different from the standard structure, came as a complete surprise and marked the beginning of differential topology. Later, in joint work with Kervaire, Milnor turned these structures (on any Sn) into a group which could then (in part) be computed; it turns out that there are over sixteen million distinct differentiable structures on S31 In his important work in algebraic geometry on singular points of complex hypersurfaces, exotic spheres are related to links around singularities. In the combinatorial direction, Milnor disproved the long-standing conjecture of algebraic topology known as the Hauptvermutung, by constructing spaces with two polyhedral structures that cannot have a common subdivision. This was based on an unexpected use of the previously known concept of torsion, which has since become, in its various algebraic and geometric versions, a basic tool.

These are just some highlights of Milnor’s impressive body of work. Beyond the research papers, a wealth of new results are contained in his books. These are famous for their clarity and elegance and remain a source of continuing inspiration.

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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.