# Ciprian Manolescu

Ciprian Manolescu | |
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Born | |

Residence | Los Angeles, CA |

Nationality | Romanian, American |

Alma mater | Harvard University (BA 2001; PhD 2004) |

Known for | Hauptvermutung Seiberg–Witten Floer theory |

Awards | E. H. Moore Prize (2019) EMS Prize (2012) Morgan Prize (2002) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Stanford University UCLA Columbia University Clay Mathematics Institute Institute for Advanced Study |

Thesis | A spectrum valued TQFT from the Seiberg-Witten equations (2004) |

Doctoral advisor | Peter B. Kronheimer^{[1]} |

Website | www |

**Ciprian Manolescu** (born December 24, 1978) is a Romanian-American^{[2]} mathematician, working in gauge theory, symplectic geometry, and low-dimensional topology. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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## Biography[edit]

Manolescu completed his first eight classes at School no. 11 Mihai Eminescu and his secondary education at Ion Brătianu High School in Piteşti. He did his undergrad and Ph.D. at Harvard University under the direction of Peter B. Kronheimer. He was the winner of the Morgan Prize, awarded jointly by AMS-MAA-SIAM, in 2002, his undergraduate thesis was on *Finite dimensional approximation in Seiberg–Witten theory*, and his Ph.D. thesis topic was *A spectrum valued TQFT from the Seiberg–Witten equations*.

In early 2013 he released a paper detailing a disproof of the triangulation conjecture for manifolds of dimension 5 and higher.^{[3]} For this paper he received the E. H. Moore Prize from the American Mathematical Society.^{[4]}

## Awards and honors[edit]

He was among the recipients of the Clay Research Fellowship (2004–2008).

In 2012 he was awarded one of the ten prizes of the European Mathematical Society for his work on low-dimensional topology, and particularly for his role in the development of combinatorial Heegaard Floer homology.^{[5]}

He was elected as a member of the 2017 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to Floer homology and the topology of manifolds".^{[6]}

In 2018 he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro.

## Competitions[edit]

He has one of the best records ever in mathematical competitions:

- He holds the sole distinction of writing three perfect papers at the International Mathematical Olympiad: Toronto, Canada (1995); Bombay, India (1996); Mar del Plata, Argentina (1997).
^{[7]} - He placed in the top 5 on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition for college undergraduates in 1997, 1998, and 2000.
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## Selected works[edit]

- Manolescu, Ciprian (2016). "Pin(2)-equivariant Seiberg–Witten Floer homology and the Triangulation Conjecture".
*J. Amer. Math. Soc.***29**: 147–176. arXiv:1303.2354. doi:10.1090/jams829. - Manolescu, Ciprian; Ozsváth, Peter; Sarkar, Sucharit (2009). "A Combinatorial Description of Knot Floer Homology".
*Annals of Mathematics*. Second Series.**169**(2): 633–660. arXiv:math/0607691. doi:10.4007/annals.2009.169.633. - Lipshitz, Robert; Manolescu, Ciprian; Wang, Jiajun (2008). "Combinatorial cobordism maps in hat Heegaard Floer theory".
*Duke Math. J.***145**(2): 207–247. arXiv:math/0611927. doi:10.1215/00127094-2008-050.

## References[edit]

**^**Ciprian Manolescu at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**https://www.math.ucla.edu/~cm/cv.pdf**^**Hartnett, Kevin (13 January 2015), "A Proof That Some Spaces Can't Be Cut",*Quanta Magazine***^**E. H. Moore Research Article Prize, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2019-01-14.**^**"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-05-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)**^**2017 Class of the Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2016-11-06.**^**https://www.imo-official.org/participant_r.aspx?id=3789**^**http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/putnam-competition-individual-and-team-winners

## External links[edit]

- Manolescu's UCLA Page
- The Clay Mathematics Institute page
- Ciprian Manolescu's results at International Mathematical Olympiad
- Ciprian Manolescu publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Ciprian Manolescu publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)

- 21st-century Romanian mathematicians
- 21st-century American mathematicians
- Topologists
- Harvard University alumni
- University of California, Los Angeles faculty
- People from Alexandria, Romania
- 1978 births
- Living people
- Romanian emigrants to the United States
- Morgan Prize winners
- International Mathematical Olympiad participants
- Geometers
- Fellows of the American Mathematical Society