Richard Streit Hamilton
(born 1943) is professor
at Columbia University
received his Ph.D. in 1966 from
University. Robert Gunning
thesis. Hamilton has taught at UC Irvine, UC San
Diego, Cornell University, and Columbia
Hamilton's mathematical contributions are primarily in the field of
specifically geometric analysis
He is best known for having discovered the Ricci flow
and suggesting the research program
that ultimately led to the proof, by Grigori Perelman
, of the Thurston geometrization conjecture
solution of the
Hamilton was awarded the Oswald Veblen Prize in
in 1996 and the Clay
in 2003. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1999 and the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences in 2003.
He also received the AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize
for a Seminal
Contribution to Research in 2009.
- 1982, "Three-manifolds with positive
Ricci curvature," Journal of Differential Geometry, vol.
17, pp. 255-306. The paper that introduced Ricci flow.
- Collected Papers on Ricci Flow ISBN