digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

For other people named Michael Freedman, see Michael Freedman (disambiguation).
Michael Freedman
Michael Freedman 2010.jpg
Michael Freedman in 2010
Born Michael Hartley Freedman
April 21, 1951 (1951-04-21) (age 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics and condensed matter physics
Institutions Microsoft Station Q
UC Santa Barbara
UC San Diego
Institute for Advanced Study
UC Berkeley
Alma mater Princeton University
University of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisor William Browder
Doctoral students Ian Agol
Feng Luo
Known for Work on the Poincaré conjecture in dimension 4
Notable awards Sloan Fellowship (1980)
MacArthur Fellowship (1984)
Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry (1986)
Fields Medal (1986)
National Medal of Science (1987)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1994)

Michael Hartley Freedman (born 21 April 1951) is an American mathematician, at Microsoft Station Q, a research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara.[1] In 1986, he was awarded a Fields Medal for his work on the Poincaré conjecture. Freedman and Robion Kirby showed that an exotic R4 manifold exists.

Life and career[edit]

Freedman was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S. His father, Benedict Freedman, was an aeronautical engineer, musician, writer, and mathematician.[2] His mother, Nancy Mars Freedman, performed as an actress and also trained as an artist.[3] His parents cowrote a series of novels together. He entered the University of California, Berkeley, in 1968, and continued his studies at Princeton University where he received Ph.D. degree in 1973 for his doctoral dissertation titled Codimension-Two Surgery, written under the supervision of William Browder. After graduating, Freedman was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. He held this post from 1973 until 1975, when he became a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton. In 1976 he was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He spent the year 1980/81 at IAS, returning to UCSD, where in 1982 he was promoted to professor. He was appointed the Charles Lee Powell chair of mathematics at UCSD in 1985.

Freedman has received numerous other awards and honors including Sloan and Guggenheim Fellowships, a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Medal of Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Mathematical Society.[4] He currently works at Microsoft Station Q at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where his team is involved in the development of the topological quantum computer.

Publications[edit]

  • Michael H. Freedman and Frank Quinn, Topology of 4-manifolds, Princeton Mathematical Series, vol 39, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1990. ISBN 0-691-08577-3
  • Freedman, Michael H.: Z2-systolic-freedom. Proceedings of the Kirbyfest (Berkeley, CA, 1998), 113–123 (electronic), Geom. Topol. Monogr., 2, Geom. Topol. Publ., Coventry, 1999.
  • Freedman, Michael H.; Meyer, David A.; Luo, Feng: Z2-systolic freedom and quantum codes. Mathematics of quantum computation, 287–320, Comput. Math. Ser., Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2002.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Freedman — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

595 news items

The Union of Grass Valley

The Union of Grass Valley
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:00:00 -0800

The motion was seconded by board President Katy Schwarz, but was not passed after trustees Linda Campbell and Michael Freedman cast dissenting votes. Freedman then motioned to appoint Bedayn, a high school district parent who serves as the ...

NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.com
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:00:00 -0800

Michael Freedman, a '98 BHS graduate, and now the head coach at Montclair High School, spoke about his time wrestling as a Bengal. "I loved every minute when I was here," Freedman said. "It's almost a little weird having to coach against your former ...

Racing.com

Racing.com
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 23:30:00 -0800

Leading Singapore-based trainer Michael Freedman is returning to Australia, with Sydney to be home. The youngest brother of Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman, with whom he worked with for 20 years before moving to Singapore, Freedman has had a ...
 
The Union of Grass Valley
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:40:21 -0800

This is the second time this school year the board has made an appointment to fill an open seat. In October, the board voted 3-1 to appoint Michael Freedman, a local entrepreneur and teacher, to fill the seat vacated by former board Vice President Jim ...

Sporting Post

Sporting Post
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:00:00 -0800

He had excuses on that occasion as well and the latest Brazilian, E Chaves, could very well get the job done for the departing Michael Freedman. Of the rest, ARLO is a big hope on form but Nunes to a 3kg claimer is always a concern and keep the ...

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:06:21 -0800

Now, a center to support global travelers seeking to learn has been started in his name. The Brennan Center is not currently planned to have a physical location, according to associate director of public relations Michael Freedman. Curtis, though ...

Accounting Today

Accounting Today
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:22:30 -0800

In this edition of Generational Viewpoints, we'll explore the perspectives of two team members on how they approach business travel. We asked Baby Boomer partner Michael Freedman, born in 1943, and Millennial audit senior accountant Hugene Fields, ...
 
Niagara Gazette
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:38:44 -0800

Now, a center to support global travelers seeking to learn has been started in his name. The Brennan Center is not currently planned to have a physical location, according to associate director of public relations Michael Freedman. Curtis, though ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight