Class of 1957 Career Development Assistant Professor
Aaron Pixton works on various topics in enumerative algebraic geometry, including the tautological ring of the moduli space of algebraic curves, moduli spaces of sheaves on 3-folds, and Gromov-Witten theory. Pixton was a three-time Putnam Fellow as an undergraduate at Princeton University, where he received his BA in mathematics in 2008. In 2009, Pixton completed Part III of the Mathematics Tripos at the University of Cambridge. He then returned to Princeton and completed his PhD in mathematics in 2013, studying under Rahul Pandharipande. That year, he received a five-year research fellowship from the Clay Mathematics Institute, and was appointed to a visiting postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He joined the MIT faculty in 2015. In 2017, he received a Sloan Research Fellowship. He was also also selected for MIT's Class of 1957 Career Development Professorship, July 2017 - June 2020.