Victor Guillemin

Victor William Guillemin (born 1937 in Boston) is a mathematician working in the field of symplectic geometry, who has also made contributions to the fields of microlocal analysis, spectral theory, and mathematical physics. He is a tenured Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professional careerEdit

Guillemin received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1962[1][2], after earlier completing his B. A. at Harvard in 1959, as well as an M. A. at the University of Chicago in 1960. His thesis, entitled Theory of Finite G-Structures, was written under the direction of Shlomo Sternberg.

He is the author or co-author of numerous books and monographs, including a widely used textbook[3] on differential topology, written jointly with Alan Pollack.

Awards and honorsEdit

He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1985.[4] In 2003, he was awarded the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the American Mathematical Society.[5] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[6]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Guillemin, Victor & Pollack, Alan (1974). Differential topology. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-212605-2.
  • Golubitsky, Martin and Guillemin, Victor (1974). Stable mappings and their singularities. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-0-387-90073-5.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)[7]
  • Guillemin, Victor & Sternberg, Shlomo (1977). Geometric asymptotics. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society. ISBN 0-8218-1514-8.;[8] reprinted in 1990 as an on-line book
  • Guillemin, V.: "The Radon transform on Zoll surfaces". Advances in Mathematics 22 (1976), 85–119.
  • Guillemin, Victor & Sternberg, Shlomo (1986). Symplectic techniques in physics. Cambridge U. Press. ISBN 0-521-24866-3; xi+468 p.[9]
  • Guillemin, Victor (1989). Cosmology in (2+1)-dimensions, cyclic models, and deformations of M2,1 by Victor Guillemin. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08513-7.[10]

See alsoEdit

Zoll surface


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