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The Clay Senior Scholar

The aim of the Senior Scholar Program is to foster mathematical research and the exchange of ideas by providing support for senior mathematicians who will play a leading role as "senior scientist" in a topical program at an institute or university. Senior Scholars will be in residence throughout the program and are expected to interact extensively with the other participants.

Clay Senior Scholars 2018–19

  • Albert Fathi

    Albert Fathi

    Hamiltonian Systems, from Topology to Applications through Analysis


  • Clay Senior Scholars 2017–18

    • Hiraku Nakajima

      Hiraku Nakajima

      Enumerative Geometry Beyond Numbers
    • Gunter Malle

      Group Representation Theory and Applications
    • William Johnson

      William Johnson

      Geometric Functional Analysis and Applications
    • Francisco Santos

      Francisco Santos

      Geometric and Topological Combinatorics


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2016–17

    • David (Roger) Heath-Brown

      David (Roger) Heath-Brown

      Analytic Number Theory
    • Manjul Bhargava

      Manjul Bhargava

      Analytic Number Theory
    • Alexander Volberg

      Alexander Volberg

      Harmonic Analysis
    • Karen Vogtmann

      Karen Vogtmann

      Geometric Group Theory


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2015–16

    • Martin Hairer

      Martin Hairer

      New Challenges in PDE: Deterministic Dynamics and Randomness in High and Infinite Dimensional Systems
    • Pierre Raphael

      Pierre Raphael

      New Challenges in PDE: Deterministic Dynamics and Randomness in High and Infinite Dimensional Systems
    • Tobias Holck Colding

      Tobias Colding

      Differential Geometry


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2014–15

    • Joseph Bernstein

      Joseph Bernstein

      Geometric Representation Theory
    • Ngo Bao Chau

      Ngô Bảo Châu

      Geometric Representation Theory
    • Pierre Colmez

      Pierre Colmez

      New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms
    • Marc Burger

      Marc Burger

      Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures
    • Elon Lindenstrauss

      Elon Lindenstrauss

      Geometric and Arithmetic Aspects of Homogeneous Dynamics


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2013–14

    • Vincent Moncrief

      Vincent Moncrief

      Mathematical General Relativity
    • Cedric Villani

      Cedric Villani

      Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics
    • Lars Hesselholt

      Lars Hesselholt

      Algebraic Topology
    • Ehud Hrushovski

      Ehud Hrushovski

      Model Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2012–13

    • Karen Smith

      Karen Smith

      Commutative Algebra
    • Claudio Procesi

      Claudio Procesi

      Commutative Algebra
    • Corrado DeConcini

      Corrado DeConcini

      Commutative Algebra
    • Bernhard Keller

      Bernhard Keller

      Cluster Algebras
    • Idun Reiten

      Idun Reiten

      Cluster Algebras
    • Andrei Zelevinsky

      Andrei Zelevinsky

      Cluster Algebras
    • Toby Stafford

      Toby Stafford

      Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory
    • Michel Van den Bergh

      Michel Van den Bergh

      Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2011–12

    • Keith Ball

      Keith Ball

      Quantitative Geometry
    • Tobias Colding

      Tobias Colding

      Quantitative Geometry
    • William Johnson

      William Johnson

      Quantitative Geometry
    • Richard Kenyon

      Richard Kenyon

      Random Spatial Processes
    • Gregory Lawler

      Gregory Lawler

      Random Spatial Processes
    •  Vladas Sidoravicius

      Vladas Sidoravicius

      Random Spatial Processes


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2010–11

    • Barry Mazur

      Barry Mazur

      Arithmetic Statistics
    • Henryk Iwaniec

      Henryk Iwaniec

      Arithmetic Statistics
    • Juan Luis Vazquez

      Juan Luis Vazquez

      Free Boundary Problems, Theory and Applications
    • Percy Deift

      Percy Deift

      Random Matrix Theory
    • Graeme Milton

      Graeme Milton

      Inverse Problems and Applications
    • James Propp

      Gunther Uhlmann

      Inverse Problems and Applications


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2009–10

    • Leonid Polterovich

      Leonid Polterovich

      Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology
    • Grigory Mikhalkin

      Grigory Mikhalkin

      Tropical Geometry
    • Clifford Taubes

      Clifford Taubes

      Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology
    • Ko Honda

      Ko Honda

      Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology
    • Peter Ozsvath

      Peter Ozsvath

      Homology Theory of Knots & Links
    • Tomasz Mrowka

      Tomasz Mrowka

      Homology Theory of Knots & Links


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2008–09

    • Hillel Furstenberg

      Hillel Furstenberg

      Ergodic Theory
    • Tim Gowers

      Tim Gowers

      Ergodic Theory
    • Terry Tao

      Terry Tao

      Ergodic Theory
    • Werner Müller

      Werner Müller

      Singular Spaces
    • Chris Hacon

      Chris Hacon

      Algebraic Geometry
    • Rahul Pandharipande

      Rahul Pandharipande

      Algebraic Geometry
    • Claire Voisin

      Claire Voisin

      Algebraic Geometry


    • Clay Senior Scholars 2007–08

    • Curtis McMullen

      Curtis McMullen

      Teichmuller Theory and Kleinain Groups
    • Alex Eskin

      Alex Eskin

      Teichmuller Theory and Kleinain Groups
    • Masaki Kashiwara

      Masaki Kashiwara

      Combinatorial Representation Theory