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John Willard Milnor
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Born February 20, 1931 (1931-02-20) (age 90)
Nationality American
Alma mater Princeton University
Known for Exotic spheres
Fary–Milnor theorem
Milnor's theorem
Milnor–Thurston kneading theory
Surgery theory
Spouse(s) Dusa McDuff
Awards Putnam Fellow (1949, 1950)
Sloan Fellowship (1955)
Fields Medal (1962)
National Medal of Science (1967)
Leroy P Steele Prize (1982, 2004, 2011)
Wolf Prize (1989)
Abel Prize (2011)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Stony Brook University
Doctoral advisor Ralph Fox
Doctoral students Tadatoshi Akiba
Jon Folkman
John Mather
Laurent C. Siebenmann
Michael Spivak

John Willard Milnor (born February 20, 1931) is an American mathematician. He is known for his work in differential topology, K-theory and dynamical systems. Milnor is a professor at Stony Brook University and one of the four mathematicians to have won the Fields Medal, the Wolf Prize, and the Abel Prize.

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