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57. David Eisenbud (1947 )
President 20032004
Ph.D. University of Chicago, Illinois, 1969
Eisenbud taught at Brandeis University for twentyseven years, with sabbatical time spent in Paris, Bonn, and Berkeley, and served as the Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley from 1997 to 2007. His field is commutative algebra and algebraic geometry; he has written several books and more than 100 publications on schemes, knots and links, primary decomposition of ideals, and computational methods. Eisenbud is a Fellow of the AMS.


For more information:

Mathematics Genealogy Project

"Nomination for David Eisenbud," (for AMS President Elect), by Barry Mazur and Margaret H. Wright, Notices of the AMS, September 2001, p.850.

"Presidential Views: Interview with David Eisenbud," by Allyn Jackson (just after Eisenbud's term began), Notices of the AMS, March 2003, p.370.

"Presidential Reflections: Interview with David Eisenbud," by Allyn Jackson (just after Eisenbud's term ended), Notices of the AMS, February 2005, p.216.

Fellow of the AMS

David Eisenbud, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

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