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Personal Profile of Dr. Peter C. Sarnak

Dr. Peter C. Sarnak
Department of Mathematics

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Biography

Peter Sarnak is a 1980 PhD graduate of Stanford University. He has been a professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Stanford University, and Princeton University, where he is currently Higgins Chair of Mathematics. He has held a Sloan Fellowship, NSF’s Presidential Young Investigator Award, and a Sherman Fairchild Visiting Professorship at Caltech.

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has received the Polya Prize of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Cole Prize of the American Mathematical Society.

He has served as chair of the mathematics department at Princeton University, as well as on the scientific advisory committees of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley), the Institut des Hautes Scientifiques (Paris), and the National Science Foundation.

He serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Mathematics and other leading research journals in mathematics.

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
No Memberships

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Mar 05, 2005 Mar 01, 2009
Board of Trustees Mar 02, 2009 Feb 28, 2013
Committee on Trustees Sep 01, 2007 Mar 31, 2008
Committee on Women in Mathematics Oct 12, 2007 Feb 28, 2013
Scientific Advisory Committee Apr 01, 1991 Apr 01, 1997