ⓘ Curtis T. McMullen


ⓘ Curtis T. McMullen

Curtis Tracy McMullen is an American mathematician who is the Cabot Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1998 for his work in complex dynamics, hyperbolic geometry and Teichmuller theory.


1. Biography

McMullen graduated as valedictorian in 1980 from Williams College and obtained his Ph.D. in 1985 from Harvard University, supervised by Dennis Sullivan. He held post-doctoral positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and the Institute for Advanced Study, after which he was on the faculty at Princeton University 1987–1990 and the University of California, Berkeley 1990–1997, before joining Harvard in 1997.


2. Honors and awards

McMullen received the Salem Prize in 1991 and won the Fields Medal in 1998 at the International Congress of Mathematicians ICM in Berlin. At the 1990 ICM in Kyoto he was an Invited Speaker. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007 and in 2012 became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.


3. Works

  • - - - 1994, Complex Dynamics and Renormalization, Annals of Mathematics Studies, 135, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-02982-2
  • - - - 1996, Renormalization and 3-Manifolds which Fiber over the Circle, Annals of Mathematics Studies, 142, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-01153-2