About Jacob Lurie
After competing in ISEF in 1994 and 1995, Jacob Lurie won first prize in the 1996 STS for his project on surreal numbers. Lurie earned a doctoral degree in mathematics from MIT and became a mathematics professor in 2007, teaching at MIT, Harvard University and the Institute for Advanced Study. He is known for his work on the foundations of higher category theory and derived algebraic geometry, for which he received the 2014 MacArthur Fellowship and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.
Science Talent Search 1996
Lurie with his STS project presentation in 1996.
Lurie is credited with creating new ways to understand some of math’s most fundamental concepts.