Nate Ackerman

Nate Ackerman
Born (1978-03-04)March 4, 1978
New York City, New York
Nationality British and American[1]
Other names Nathanael Leedom Ackerman
Occupation Lecturer in mathematics at Harvard University
Known for Olympic and World Championship wrestler

Nate Ackerman (born March 4, 1978 as Nathanael Leedom Ackerman) is a British-American mathematician and wrestler. He is the son of Peter Ackerman and Joanne Leedom-Ackerman.

Ackerman competed in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games as part of the Great Britain National Team.[2] He also competed in the 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2011 World Championships.[3] Ackerman's best international finish was 10th at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[1]

Ackerman was born in New York City, New York, United States to Joanne Leedom-Ackerman and Peter Ackerman. He was educated at the American School in London[4] and then Harvard University, where he graduated in June 2000. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 2006 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[5][6] He is currently a lecturer in mathematics at Harvard University.[7]


  1. 1 2 Burnett, Mike (28 July 2004). "Road to Athens: Nate Ackerman". Olympics 2004. BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
  2. Phillips, Michael (25 May 2004). "Britain's only wrestler grapples with a crowd". Athens 2004. The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
  3. Ackerman, Nathanael Leedon (GBR). FILA Wrestling Database. Retrieved on 20 July 2009.
  4. Brehm, Denise (August 13, 2004), "MIT brains, brawn and bright lights go to Athens Olympics", MIT News, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  5. Nate Ackerman at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. Nathanael Leedom Ackerman (2006). On Quantifier Rank Spectrum of L-Infinity-Omega (PDF) (Ph.D. thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  7. "Harvard Mathematics Department : Visitors and Postdocs". Harvard University. Retrieved March 31, 2015.

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