Denis Auroux
Professor Auroux in 2010
BornApril 1977 (age 46)
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure
Paris Diderot University
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Paris-Sud University
École polytechnique
Scientific career
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
Harvard University

Denis Auroux (born April 1977 in Lyon) is a French mathematician working in geometry and topology.

Education and career

Auroux was admitted in 1993 to the École normale supérieure. In 1994, he received a licentiate and maîtrise in mathematics from Paris Diderot University (Paris 7). In 1995, he received a licentiate in physics from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6) and passed the agrégation. In 1995, he received a master's degree in mathematics from Paris-Sud University with a thesis on Seiberg-Witten invariants of symplectic manifolds. In 1999, he received his doctorate from the École polytechnique with supervisors Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and Mikhael Gromov for a thesis on structure theorems for compact symplectic manifolds via almost-complex techniques. In 2003, he completed his habilitation at Paris-Sud University with a thesis on approximately holomorphic techniques and monodromy invariants in symplectic topology.

As a postdoc, he was a C. L. E. Moore Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1999 to 2002, where he became an assistant professor in 2002, an associate professor in 2004 (tenured in 2006), and a professor in 2009 (on leave from 2009 to 2011). From 2009 to 2018, he was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Since Fall 2018, he has been at Harvard University,[1] where he taught Math 55, two-semester honors undergraduate course on algebra and analysis.[2]

His research deals with symplectic geometry, low-dimensional topology, and mirror symmetry.[3][4]

In 2002, he received the Prix Peccot from the Collège de France. In 2005, he received a Sloan Research Fellowship.[1] He was an invited speaker in 2010 with talk Fukaya Categories and bordered Heegaard-Floer Homology[5] at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Hyderabad and in 2004 at the European Congress of Mathematicians in Stockholm.[6]

Selected publications


  1. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae - Denis Auroux". Mathematics Department, Harvard University.
  2. ^ Yefremova, Anastasia (May 5, 2022). "Demystifying Math 55". Department of Mathematics, Harvard University. Archived from the original on August 25, 2022. Retrieved August 25, 2022. ((cite web)): |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch (help)
  3. ^ "Denis Auroux". Mathematics Department, Harvard University.
  4. ^ "Denis Auroux - Papers". Mathematics Department, Harvard University. (with links to articles in pdf format)
  5. ^ Auroux, D. (2010). "Fukaya categories and bordered Heegaard-Floer homology". Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2010 (ICM 2010). Vol. II. New Delhi: Hindustan Book Agency. pp. 917–941. arXiv:1003.2962. doi:10.1142/9789814324359_0080. ISBN 978-981-4324-30-4. S2CID 45582260.
  6. ^ Auroux, Denis (2004). "Some open questions about symplectic 4-manifolds, singular plane curves, and braid group factorizations". arXiv:math/0410119. (published in 2005 in Proceedings of the European Congress of Matheatics: Stockholm, June 27–July 2, 2004)