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John Willard Milnor



Born  February 20, 1931 Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

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, Ktheory 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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