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Peter Sarnak

IAS Princeton
IAS Princeton

Peter Sarnak is Professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has made major contributions to number theory and to questions in analysis motivated by number theory. His interest in mathematics is wide-ranging, and his research focuses on the theory of zeta functions and automorphic forms with applications to number theory, combinatorics, and mathematical physics. His many awards include the Wolf Prize in Mathematics, the Lester Ford Prize, the American Mathematical Society Levi L. Conant Prize, the Frank Nelson Cole Prize, the Ostrowski Prize and the George Pólya Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.