Alain-Sol Sznitman#

Alain-Sol Sznitman has been full Professor at the ETH Zurich, Department of Mathematics since February 1, 1991. He has been director of the FIM (Mathematics Research Institute) from October 1995 until September 1999.

Professor Sznitman was born on December 13, 1955 in Paris. He studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Following his studies he became Attaché de Recherche at C.N.R.S. in October 1979, and worked at the Laboratoire de Probabilités de l'Université Pierre et Marie Curie. In 1983 he received the Doctorat d'Etat, became Chargé de Recherche and then spent two years at the Courant Institute in New York, returning to Paris in September 1985. On September 1, 1987 he was appointed associate professor at the Courant Institute, and on September 1, 1990 full professor. In 1989 Prof. Sznitman received the Alfred P. Sloane Fellowship, and in 1991 the Rollo Davidson Prize. In 1992 he presented a Plenary Lecture at the First European Congress of Mathematics in Paris. In July 1997 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. In August 1998 he was an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin, and in September 1999 he received the Line and Michel Loève Prize.

Prof. Sznitman's research concerns probability theory, with a special focus on problems connected with physics, in particular problems of random media. He is a member of the scientific committee of the European Post-doctoral Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and an external member of the scientific advisory committee of the Institute Henri Poincaré. He is the author of several scientific publications.

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