Professor

Andrei Okounkov

Columbia University
Mathematician; Educator
Area
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Specialty
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Elected
2016
The work of Andrei Okounkov has revealed profound new connections between different areas of mathematics and has brought new insights into problems arising in physics. Although his work is difficult to classify because it touches on such a variety of areas, two clear themes are the use of notions of randomness and of classical ideas from representation theory. This combination has proven powerful in attacking problems from algebraic geometry and statistical mechanics. Recipient of the Fields Medal (2006).~
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