Barry Mazur '54
Barry Mazur is a mathematician and professor whose work has contributed to a number of serious breakthroughs in mathematical theory.
After attending MIT, Mazur earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton. Following the completion of his graduate studies in 1959, he began his career as a Junior Fellow at Harvard, where he has taught ever since.
Mazur’s work has covered a wide range of complex subjects. He began his research on geometric topology, for which he received the prestigious Veblen Prize, before moving into
number theory, a topic on which his work earned him the Cole Prize.
Mazur has also been elected to the National Academy of Science and in 2011 received the National Medal of Science.
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