Morris Hirsch

Morris William Hirsch (born June 28, 1933) is an American mathematician, formerly at the University of California, Berkeley.

Morris Hirsch
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Born (1933-06-28) June 28, 1933 (age 86)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorsEdwin Spanier
Stephen Smale
Doctoral students

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Hirsch attained his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1958, under supervision of Edwin Spanier and Stephen Smale.[1] His thesis was entitled Immersions of Manifolds. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]

Hirsch had 23 doctoral students, including William Thurston, William Goldman, and Mary Lou Zeeman.

Selected worksEdit


  1. ^ Morris Hirsch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-21.
  3. ^ James, Ioan M. (1977). "Review: Differential Topology, by Morris Hirsch" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 83 (5): 997–998. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1977-14350-4.

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