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Algebra Profinite Groups Infinite Discrete Groups Jordan Algebras

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Ph.D., Mathematics, Novosibirsk University, Russia, 1981


Efim Zelmanov received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University in 1980 and his M.S. from Novosibirsk State University in 1977. He is an expert in Algebra.

Zelmanov was appointed as the Rita L. Atkinson Chair in Mathematics at UCSD in 2002. Before his appointment at the UCSD, Zelmanov was a Professor at Yale University, 1995-2002, University of Chicago, 1994-1995, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990-1994, Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1980-present.


Fields Medal
Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
International Congress of Mathematicians Speaker - 1983, 1990, 1994
Andre Aizenstadt Prize
Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences
Foreign Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology
Honorary Doctorate - U. of Hagen, U. of Oviedo, U. of Alberta, U. of Lincoln
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
College de France Medal