Peter Sarnak Biography

Peter Sarnak Biography

Peter Sarnak biography: Peter Sarnak is a mathematician, born in South Africa.

Peter Sarnak Age, Education, Career and Awards.

Peter Sarnak was born on 18th December, 1953 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Peter Sarnak studied at the University of Witwatersrand for a bachelor degree and later graduated in 1980 with a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Peter Sarnak worked at the Courant Institute, New York University as an assistant Professor, then as an associate Professor and was later promoted to being a Professor. He then worked at Stanford University as a Professor and later moved to Princeton University where he worked as the Chairman in the Department of Mathematics.

Peter Sarnak has received several awards. He was awarded the Polya Prize of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 1998, the Ostrowski Prize in 2001 and the Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory in 2005. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Witwatersrand for his significant contribution to the mathematics field and also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago in 2015.

Peter Sarnak has worked on various publications including Some Applications of Modular Forms, 1990 and Random Matrices, Frobenius Eigenvalues and Monodromy, 1998. He has also joint edited on some of the publications such as Automorphic Forms and Applications, 2007.


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