William Minicozzi received his PhD in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1994. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 1994, was promoted to Professor in 2000, and was the Krieger‐Eisenhower Professor at Johns Hopkins since 2007. He joined MIT as Professor in 2012.
Professor Minicozzi’s appointment secures MIT’s leadership in geometric analysis, ranking with MIT’s Professor Toby Colding as the world’s leading geometric analyst of his generation. Their fruitful collaboration has resulted in a proof of a long‐standing conjecture of S‐T. Yau on the function theory of Riemannian manifolds. In a series of papers in Annals of Mathematics, they have transformed the study of embedded minimal surfaces of 3 manifolds. In 2010, Minicozzi received the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry (with Colding). He has given invited addresses at the International Congress of Mathematicians and the AMS Eastern sectional meeting.
Selected Awards and Honors
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow