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Zelmanov, Efim I.

Distinguished Professor

Algebra

Efim Zelmanov's interests include Nonassociative Algebras, Lie Algebras, Group Theory. In 1980s he developed a structure theory of infinite dimensional Jordan algebras and applied it to Engel - type problems in Lie algebras. These methods led to numerous applications in the study of torsion groups, in particular, to the solution of The Restricted Burnside Problem. Recently Zelmanov has been working on profinite groups, Lie algebras graded by root systems, Lie and Jordan superalgebras.


  • Undergraduate: Major Mathematics M.S., Novosibirsk University, 1977
  • Graduate: Major Mathematics Ph.D., Novosibirsk University, 1980
  • Graduate & Post-graduate: Dr.Sc. , Leningrad University, 1985
  • Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, 1980 - 1992
  • Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992 - 1996
  • Professor of Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1994 - 1995
  • Professor of Mathematics, Yale University, 1995 - 2002
  • Distinguished Professor, KIAS, 1996 - present
  • R. Atkinson Professor of Mathematics, University of California - San Diego, 2002 - present
  • College de France Medal,1991
  • Fields Medal, 1994
  • American Academy of Art and Science, 1997
  • Honorary Dr., University of Hagen, Germany, 1997
  • National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 2001
  • Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Spain, 2001
  • European Academy of Sciences, 2003
  • Honorary Dr., University of Oviedo, Spain, 2007
  • Foreign Member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, 2008
  • Honorary Dr. , University of Alberta, Canada, 2011
  • Honorary Dr., Queen's University, UK, 2011
  • NSF grants , 1992 - 2013
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