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Isadore Singer

Born April 24, 1924 (1924-04-24) (age 85)
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Nationality United States
Fields Mathematics
Institutions MIT
Alma mater University of Michigan
University of Chicago
Known for Atiyah–Singer index theorem
Notable awards Bôcher Memorial Prize (1969)
National Medal of Science (1983)
Wigner Medal (1988)
Steele Prize (2000)
Abel Prize (2004)

Isadore Manuel Singer (born April 24, 1924) is an Institute Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is noted for his work with Michael Atiyah on the Atiyah–Singer index theorem.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1944. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1950, he went to teach at UCLA and then MIT, where he has spent the majority of his career.

Singer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among the awards he has received are the Bôcher Memorial Prize (1969) and the Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2000), both from the American Mathematical Society, the Eugene Wigner Medal (1988), the National Medal of Science (1983), the Abel Prize (2004, shared with Michael Atiyah), and the James Rhyne Killian Faculty Achievement Award from MIT (2005).

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