Jordan Ellenberg currently holds the title of John D. MacArthur Professor at the University of Wisconsin. He previously taught at Princeton University, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). Ellenberg completed his BA in mathematics at Harvard University in 1993, and his PhD in mathematics at Harvard in 1998.
Ellenberg’s work focuses on arithmetic algebraic geometry. Though he has a long list of research publications, lecture invitations, and seminars to his name, Ellenberg is perhaps best known as the author of the best selling book How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, bringing mathematical logic and thinking to a mainstream reading public. Additionally, Ellenberg has written a novel, The Grasshopper King.
For his work, Ellenberg has received awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Simons Fellowship in Mathematics, the William R. Kellett Award, and numerous grants.
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