Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra
Steve Kleiman received the S.B. from MIT in 1961, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard in 1962 and 65. Oscar Zariski was his doctoral advisor. He went to Columbia University as a Ritt instructor, joining their faculty from 1966-69. He subsequently joined the MIT mathematics faculty, professor in 1976. Professor Kleiman concentrates on problems in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. A recipient of the Sloan and Guggenheim fellowships, he received the Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Copenhagen in 1989, and was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 1992 and Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2002.