Pure Mathematics Committee Chair
Singer Professor of Mathematics
Gauge Theory, Differential Geometry
Tomasz Mrowka is a Simons Professor of Mathematics since 2007. A graduate of MIT, he received the Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1988 under the direction of Clifford Taubes and Robin Kirby. He joined the MIT mathematics faculty as professor in 1996, following faculty appointments at Stanford and at Caltech (professor 1994-96). Professor Mrowka's research interests focus on problems in differential geometry and gauge theory. He chaired the Graduate Student Committee 1999-02, and has chaired the Pure Mathematics Committee since 2004. A prior Sloan fellow and Young Presidential Investigator, Professor Mrowka was selected for a Clay Mathematics Visiting Professorship in 1995. In 2007 Professor Mrowka received the Veblen Prize in Geometry by the AMS, jointly with Peter Kronheimer, "for their joint contributions to both three- and four- dimensional topology through the development of deep analytical techniques and applications." Their book, Monopoles and Three Manifolds (Cambridge University Press) also garnered the 2011 Joseph Doob Prize of the AMS. Tom is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.