Paul Seidel

Paul Seidel
Born 1970 (age 4546)
Florence, Italy
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater University of Oxford
University of Heidelberg
Doctoral advisor Simon Donaldson
Notable awards Veblen Prize in Geometry (2010)
EMS Prize (2000)

Paul Seidel (born 1970) is a Swiss-Italian mathematician. He is a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He used to be a member of the mathematics faculty at the University of Chicago. In 2010 he was awarded the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry "for his fundamental contributions to symplectic geometry and, in particular, for his development of advanced algebraic methods for computation of symplectic invariants."[1]


Seidel attended the University of Heidelberg, where he received his Diplom under supervision of Albrecht Dold in 1994. He then pursued his Ph.D. studies at the University of Oxford under supervision of Simon Donaldson (Thesis: Floer Homology and the Symplectic Isotopy Problem) in 1998.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

He is married to Ju-Lee Kim, who is also a professor of mathematics at MIT.[3]



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