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Biographical entry Hjorth, Gregory John (Greg) (1963 - 2011)

Born
14 June 1963
Died
13 January 2011
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Educator and Mathematician

Summary

Greg Hjorth was an internationally recognised mathematician, specialising in the field of set theory. Hjorth was 30 years old when his PhD thesis, completed in at the University of California, Berkeley, was awarded the Sacks Prize for the world's best mathematical logic thesis. One of the significant outcomes of his original work is what is now known as Hjorth's theory of turbulence. Hjorth held professorial positions at both Melbourne University and University of California Los Angeles.

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1988
Education - Honours in Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Melbourne
1993
Award - Inaugural Sacks award for best mathematical logic thesis
1993
Education - PhD in Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, United States of America
2003
Award - Karp Prize of the Association of Symbolic Logic
2010
Award - Invited to present at the Tarski Lectures, University of California, Berkeley

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  • Rundle, G., 'Australia loses a world-class maths wizard and chess champion', The Age, 8 February 2011, p. 10. Details

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