Ronald J. Stern

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Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
School of Physical Sciences

PH.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1973

Phone: (949) 854-8544
Fax: (949) 824-7993

University of California, Irvine
Department of Mathematics
Mail Code: 3875
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Mathematics, geometric topology and differential geometry
Academic Distinctions
Fellow, American Mathematical Society
Elected Trustee, American Mathematical Society 2009-
Distinguished Alumnus, Knox College 2002
Invited Speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians 1998
UCI School of Physical Sciences Undergraduate Teaching Award 1995
University of Utah Distinquished Teaching Award, 1987
Research Abstract
Professor Stern's research is in the general area of geometry and topology with special interest in problems in dimensions 3 and 4. His current research focuses on the structure of 4-dimensional manifolds, i.e. objects which are locally modelled on space-time. Professor Stern's research has indicated that the structure of 4-dimensional manifolds is far more complex than previously predicted.
Professional Societies
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Phi Beta Kappa
Sigma Xi
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