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Post-edited Interview at CIRM: Peter Sarnak

Auteurs : Sarnak, Peter (Personne interviewée)
CIRM (Editeur )

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What made you choose math? When did you decide that it would become your profession? Let's talk about your research... Which areas of mathematics do you focus on? What was your first encounter with mathematics (your first mathematical 'shock wave')? Could you explain the Sarnak Conjecture? Could you describe the context of this 'Eurêka moment'? How do you feel about being here at CIRM?

Résumé : Peter Sarnak is a South African-born mathematician with dual South-African and American nationalities. He has been Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University since 2002, succeeding Andrew Wiles, and is an editor of the Annals of Mathematics. He is known for his work in analytic number theory. Sarnak is also on the permanent faculty at the School of Mathematics of the Institute for Advanced Study. He also sits on the Board of Adjudicators and the selection committee for the Mathematics award, given under the auspices of the Shaw Prize.

Sarnak graduated University of the Witwatersrand (B.Sc. 1975) and Stanford University (Ph.D. 1980), under the direction of Paul Cohen. Sarnak's highly cited work (with A. Lubotzky and R. Philips) applied deep results in number theory to Ramanujan graphs, with connections to combinatorics and computer science.

Peter Sarnak was awarded the Polya Prize of Society of Industrial & Applied Mathematics in 1998, the Ostrowski Prize in 2001, the Levi L. Conant Prize in 2003, the Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory in 2005 and a Lester R. Ford Award in 2012. He is the recipient of the 2014 Wolf Prize in Mathematics.

He was also elected as member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and Fellow of the Royal Society (UK) in 2002. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Chicago in 2015.

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    Informations sur la Vidéo

    Réalisateur : Vareilles, Stéphanie ; Hennenfent, Guillaume
    Langue : Anglais
    Date de publication : 14/12/16
    Date de captation : 12/12/16
    Collection : Outreach
    Sous collection : Les interviews du CIRM
    Format : MP4 (.mp4) - HD
    Durée : 00:19:27
    Domaine : Mathematics Education & Popularization of Mathematics
    Audience : Grand Public
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Informations sur la rencontre

Nom du congrès : Ergodic theory and its connections with arithmetic and combinatorics / Théorie ergodique et ses connexions avec l'arithmétique et la combinatoire
Organisteurs Congrès : Cassaigne, Julien ; Ferenczi, Sébastien ; Hubert, Pascal ; Kulaga-Przymus, Joanna ; Lemanczyk, Mariusz
Dates : 12/12/16 - 16/12/16
Année de la rencontre : 2016
URL Congrès : http://lemanczyk-ferenczi.weebly.com/con...

Citation Data

DOI : 10.24350/CIRM.V.19102003
Cite this video as: Sarnak, Peter (2016). Interview at CIRM: Peter Sarnak. CIRM. Audiovisual resource. doi:10.24350/CIRM.V.19102003
URI : http://dx.doi.org/10.24350/CIRM.V.19102003

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