Charles Fefferman (1949 – )

He entered college at the age of 12 at the University of Maryland, published his first academic paper at the age of 15, in German and graduate with bachelor’s in mathematics and physics at the age of 17 in 1966. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton and became a full professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago by 22. At 24 he returned to Princeton and is still a professor of Mathematics there. He was the winner of the 1978 Fields Medal (the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in mathematics) for his work in mathematical analysis.

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