“PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SMARTY PANTS WINS (another) COVETED ACADEMIC PRIZE”
January 24, 2017
THIS JUST LEARNED: Princeton math professor, Charles Fefferman, won the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics!
Here’s 5 THINGS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HIM WHEN YOU BUMP INTO HIM ON THE SIDEWALK:
1). Fefferman has been a professor at Princeton for 43 years – (his nickname is “Charlie”)
2). HE NEVER WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL – he jumped straight from middle school to undergraduate school
3). He received his full professorship at age 22, the youngest ever appointment of full professor in the history of the United States! 4). He was a child prodigy and received his B.S. in mathematics from the the University of Maryland at age 17 – he earned his PhD from Princeton University at age 20.
5). HIS WIFE, Julie Anne Albert, WAS ALSO A CHILD PRODIGY and studied violin at the Julliard at 9rs old.
For my more stoic readers, Princeton University Mathematics Professor Charles Fefferman will share the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics with Richard Schoen of Stanford University. The Wolf Prize, awarded by Israel’s Wolf Foundation, has honored Professor Fefferman for his “major contributions to several fields, including several complex variables, partial differential equations and sub elliptic problems,” according to the foundation. He’s received awards from the Fields Medal, the Salem Prize, the Bôcher Memorial Prize, and the Bergman Prize.