Robert Ernest Gompf is an American mathematician specializing in geometric topology.

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Education

Gompf received a Doctor of Philosophy in 1984 from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Robion Kirby (On invariant for Casson handles, disks and knot concordants).

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Career

He is now a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His research concerns the topology of 4-manifolds. In 1995 he constructed new examples of simply connected compact symplectic 4-manifolds that are not homeomorphic or diffeomorphic to complex manifolds (Kähler manifolds).

He is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1994 in Zurich (Smooth four-manifolds and symplectic topology).

## Membership

American Mathematical Society.