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Jacob Lurie

Science Talent Search – 1996
International Science and Engineering Fair – 1994, 1995

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.

Notable Alumni - Jacob Lurie

Lurie is credited with creating new ways to understand some of math’s most fundamental concepts.

Notable Alumni - Jacob Lurie
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