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Alain Connes (French: ; born 1 April 1947) is a French mathematician, currently Professor at the Collège de France, IHÉS, The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University. He was an Invited Professor at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (2000).^{[1]}
Alain Connes studies operator algebras. In his early work on von Neumann algebras in the 1970s, he succeeded in obtaining the almost complete classification of injective factors. Following this he made contributions in operator K-theory and index theory, which culminated in the Baum–Connes conjecture. He also introduced cyclic cohomology in the early 1980s as a first step in the study of noncommutative differential geometry. He was a member of Bourbaki.^{[2]}
Connes has applied his work in areas of mathematics and theoretical physics, including number theory, differential geometry and particle physics.^{[3]}
Connes was awarded the Fields Medal in 1982, the Crafoord Prize in 2001 and the gold medal of the CNRS in 2004. He was an invited speaker at the ICM in 1974 at Vancouver and in 1986 at Berkeley and a plenary speaker at the ICM in 1978 at Helsinki. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and several foreign academies and societies, including the Danish Academy of Sciences, Norwegian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, and US National Academy of Sciences.
Logic, Set theory, Statistics, Number theory, Mathematical logic
University of Cambridge, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Oxford
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Texas A&M University, Duke University, University of Florida, Tulane University, University of Texas at Austin
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Trinity College, Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Leicester, Royal Society, University of Edinburgh