John M. Sullivan (mathematician) | Wikipedia audio article


John Matthew Sullivan (born February 25, 1963)
is an American mathematician who works in Germany as a professor at the Technical University
of Berlin. His research includes work on knot theory,
constant-mean-curvature surfaces, mathematical foams, scientific visualization, and mesh
generation.Sullivan was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and graduated summa cum laude
from Harvard University in 1985. He earned a master’s degree from the University
of Cambridge in 1986, and a doctorate from Princeton University in 1990 under the supervision
of Frederick J. Almgren, Jr. After postdoctoral studies at The Geometry
Center and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, he joined the faculty of the University
of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1997. He moved to Berlin in 2003, and chaired the
Berlin Mathematical School from 2012 to 2014.In 2012, he became one of the inaugural fellows
of the American Mathematical Society

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