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Personal Profile of Mr. Ian Agol

Ian Agol is Professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley. He was born in Hollywood, California, with an identical twin brother Eric. He attended Caltech as an undergraduate, and obtained a PhD from UC San Diego in 1998 with advisor Michael Freedman. He held postdoctoral positions at UC Davis and the University of Melbourne before taking his first position at University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2007, he moved to the University of California at Berkeley. He received the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry in 2013, and the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.
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  1. Workshop MSRI / SLMath 40th Anniversary Symposium

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    Apr 13, 2023
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      40 Years of Knot Theory and 3-Manifolds
    Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley)
  2. Workshop Dynamics on Moduli Spaces

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    Apr 15, 2015
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Entropy of pseudo-Anosovs which fix homology
    Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley)