John Willard Milnor (b. February 20, 1931 in Orange, New Jersey) is an American mathematician known for his work in differential topology, K-theory, and dynamical systems, and for his influential books, which are widely considered to be examples of fine mathematical writing. He won the Fields Medal in 1962 and Wolf Prize in 1989. As of 2005, Milnor is a distinguished professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His wife, Dusa McDuff, is a professor at Barnard College.
In 1962 Milnor was awarded the Fields Medal for his work in differential topology. He later went on to win the National Medal of Science (1967), the Leroy P Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research (1982), the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (1989), and the Leroy P Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition (2004). He has been editor of the Annals of Mathematics since 1962.
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