Gauge Theory, Differential Geometry
Tomasz Mrowka is Professor of Mathematics. A graduate of MIT, he received the Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1988 under the direction of Clifford Taubes and Robin Kirby. He joined the MIT mathematics faculty as professor in 1996, following faculty appointments at Stanford and at Caltech (professor 1994-96). Mrowka's research interests focus on problems in differential geometry and gauge theory. He chaired the Graduate Student Committee 1999-02, and chaired the Pure Mathematics Committee, 2004-15. From 2014-2017 he served as Department Head. A prior Sloan fellow and Young Presidential Investigator, Mrowka was selected for a Clay Mathematics Visiting Professorship in 1995. In 2007 he received the Veblen Prize in Geometry by the AMS, jointly with Peter Kronheimer, "for their joint contributions to both three- and four- dimensional topology through the development of deep analytical techniques and applications." Their book, Monopoles and Three Manifolds (Cambridge University Press) also garnered the 2011 Joseph Doob Prize of the AMS. He was appointed Singer Professor of Mathematics from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, Mrowka received a Simons Fellowship in Mathematics. In 2018 he will give a plenary address at ICM18 in Rio de Janeiro. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2007) and Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2015). Most recently, he was awarded the 2023 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research for his joint paper with Peter Kronheimer, ‘Gauge theory for embedded surfaces, I’ published in 1993 in Topology.