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Mathematician

William Paul Thurston, American Mathematician. Recipient Waterman award National Science Foundation, Fields Medal IMU, 1982. Fellow National Academy Sciences, American Academy Science; member American Mathematics Society.

Background

Thurston, William Paul was born on October 30, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Paul Ambrose and Margaret (Martt) Thurston.

Career

Member, Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1972-1973; assistant professor Sloan fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1973-1974; professor mathematics, Princeton (New Jersey) U., 1974-1991; professor mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, since 1991; director Mathematics Science Research Institute, University of California, Berkeley, since 1992.

Membership

Fellow National Academy Sciences, American Academy Science. Member American Mathematics Society.

Connections

Married Rachel A. Findley, August 27, 1967 (divorced June 1993). Children: Nathaniel, Dylan, Emily.

father:
Paul Ambrose Thurston

mother:
Margaret (Martt) Thurston

spouse:
Rachel A. Findley

children:
Nathaniel Thurston

Dylan Thurston

Emily Thurston