Peter Sarnak

1953 - Today

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Peter Clive Sarnak (born 18 December 1953) is a South African-born mathematician with dual South-African and American nationalities. Sarnak has been a member of the permanent faculty of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study since 2007. He is also Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University since 2002, succeeding Andrew Wiles, and is an editor of the Annals of Mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Sarnak has received more than 145,339 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Peter Sarnak is the 803rd most popular mathematician (down from 735th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 143rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular South African Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Peter Sarnak ranks 803 out of 828Before him are Claire Voisin, Phillip Griffiths, Bill Gosper, Timothy Gowers, Nigel Hitchin, and Irving Kaplansky. After him are Stuart Milner-Barry, Artur Avila, Kathleen Ollerenshaw, Keith Devlin, Dusa McDuff, and Daina Taimiņa.

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Among people born in 1953, Peter Sarnak ranks 467Before him are Glen Ballard, Peter Mandelson, Sangay Ngedup, Jan Davis, Antonio Villaraigosa, and The Honky Tonk Man. After him are Janusz Wójcik, Dennis Miller, Naoto Satō, Filbert Bayi, Jamaal Wilkes, and Ian Mosley.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Peter Sarnak ranks 179 out of 312Before him are Wayne Ferreira (1971), Basil van Rooyen (1939), Mark González (1984), Troye Sivan (1995), Brenda Fassie (1964), and Kevin Anderson (1986). After him are Phil Masinga (1969), Fatima Meer (1928), Lillian Board (1948), Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Sol Plaatje (1876), and Theo de Raadt (1968).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In South Africa

Among mathematicians born in South Africa, Peter Sarnak ranks 4Before him are Seymour Papert (1928), Claude Chevalley (1909), and Richard Borcherds (1959).