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Algebra Profinite Groups Infinite Discrete Groups Jordan Algebras

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Efim Zelmanov



Ph.D., Mathematics, Novosibirsk University, Russia, 1981


Efim Zelmanov received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University in 1980 and his M.S. from Novosibirsk State University in 1977. He is an expert in Algebra.

Zelmanov was appointed as the Rita L. Atkinson Chair in Mathematics at UCSD in 2002. Before his appointment at the UCSD, Zelmanov was a Professor at Yale University, 1995-2002, University of Chicago, 1994-1995, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990-1994, Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1980-present.


Fields Medal, 1994
Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2003
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2001
International Congress of Mathematicians Speaker - 1983, 1990, 1994, 1990
Andre Aizenstadt Prize, 2004
Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, 2002
Foreign Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, 2005
Honorary Doctorate - U. of Hagen, U. of Oviedo, U. of Alberta, U. of Lincoln, 2005
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2012
College de France Medal, 1999