# Paul Seidel

Paul Seidel | |
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Born |
1970 (age 45–46) Florence, Italy |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Massachusetts Institute of Technology |

Alma mater |
University of Oxford University of Heidelberg |

Doctoral advisor | Simon Donaldson |

Notable awards |
Veblen Prize in Geometry (2010) EMS Prize (2000) |

**Paul Seidel** (born 1970) is a Swiss-Italian mathematician. He is a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He used to be a member of the mathematics faculty at the University of Chicago. In 2010 he was awarded the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry "for his fundamental contributions to symplectic geometry and, in particular, for his development of advanced algebraic methods for computation of symplectic invariants."^{[1]}

## Biography

Seidel attended the University of Heidelberg, where he received his Diplom under supervision of Albrecht Dold in 1994. He then pursued his Ph.D. studies at the University of Oxford under supervision of Simon Donaldson (Thesis: *Floer Homology and the Symplectic Isotopy Problem*) in 1998.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[2]}

He is married to Ju-Lee Kim, who is also a professor of mathematics at MIT.^{[3]}

## Publications

- Fukaya Categories and Picard-Lefschetz Theory, European Mathematical Society, 2008
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## References

- ↑ http://www.ams.org/notices/201004/rtx100400521p.pdf
- ↑ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-07-15.
- ↑ "Ju-Lee Kim",
*MIT Women in Mathematics*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, retrieved 2015-11-20. - ↑ Smith, Ivan (2010). "Review:
*Fukaya categories and Picard-Lefschetz theory*, by Paul Seidel".*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.)*.**47**(4): 735–742. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-10-01289-9.

## External links

- Website at MIT
- Paul Seidel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Laudatio from the Veblen Prize, Notices AMS, April 2010
- Honors for the EMS Prize 2000