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June Huh (born 1983) is a Korean American mathematician and a Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study.[1]

Huh was born in California but grew up in South Korea.[2] He obtained his Ph.D. in 2014 from the University of Michigan, with a thesis written under the direction of Mircea Mustaţă.[3]

In joint work with Karim Adiprasito and Eric Katz, he resolved the Heron–Rota–Welsh conjecture on the log-concavity of the characteristic polynomial of matroids.[4][2] With Adiprasito, he is one of five winners of the 2019 New Horizons Prize for Early-Career Achievement in Mathematics, associated with the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.[5]

Huh was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2018 in Rio de Janeiro.


  1. ^ "June Huh". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  2. ^ a b "A Path Less Taken to the Peak of the Math World". Quanta Magazine. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  3. ^ June Huh at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ "Combinatorics and more".
  5. ^ Dunne, Edward (October 20, 2018), "Break on Through", Beyond Reviews: Inside MathSciNet, American Mathematical Society