Ken Ono
#23046 Overall Influence

Ken Ono

American mathematician

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Ken Ono currently holds the title of Thomas Jefferson Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, and is also Vice President of the American Mathematical Society and Chair of the Mathematics Section in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Previously, Ono held positions at University of Wisconsin–Madison and Emory University. Ono completed his BA at the University of Chicago in 1989, and his PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1993.

Ono specializes in number theory, and is widely published, with over 160 article credits to his name. In particular, Ono is known for his expertise in integer partitions, which he has applied toward unraveling the work of famed mathematical phenom Srinivasa Ramanujan. Notably, Ono found a framework in 2014 that solves questions arising from the Rogers-Ramanujan identities. He also solved the Umbral moonshine conjecture, another Ramanujan puzzle. From this association, Ono is also considered an expert on Ramanujan, and was associate producer and mathematical consultant for the biographical movie on Ramanujan, The Man Who Knew Infinity.

Notable works from Ono include My Search for Ramanujan: How I Learned to Count.

For his work, Ono has received a variety of awards and honors, including the Prose Award for Best Scholarly Book in Mathematics, the Albert E. Levy Award for Scientific Research, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Presidential Early Career Award.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public research university in Madison, Wisconsin., USA

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Emory University
Emory University

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University

Public university in State College and multiple campuses in Pennsylvania, United States

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University of Virginia
University of Virginia

Public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles

Public research university in Los Angeles, California, United States

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#559 World Rank #111 USA Rank
Mathematics