Cecil and Ida B. Green Career Development Associate Professor of Mathematics
Mark Behrens received the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2003. He subsequently came to MIT as a CLE Moore instructor and NSF Postdoctoral fellow. He joined the mathematics faculty as assistant professor in 2005, associate professor as of 2011. Professor Behrens is an algebraic topologist, specifically interested in the computational aspects of the field, such as the homotopy groups of spheres, and the structure within these that can be gleaned from certain moduli spaces arising in algebraic geometry. In 2006 he received a Sloan fellowship. In 2011 he received the NSF CAREER award, and was selected by MIT for a Cecil and Ida B. Green Career Development Faculty Chair. He also received the 2011 Teaching Prize for Graduate Education by the School of Science.