Person: Donaldson, Simon Kirwan
Simon Donaldson is an English mathematician who received a Fields Medal for his work on 4 dimensional manifolds.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 In 1980 Donaldson began postgraduate work at Worcester College, Oxford, first under Nigel Hitchen's supervision and later under Atiyah's supervision.
 This result was published by Donaldson in a paper Selfdual connections and the topology of smooth 4manifolds which appeared in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society in 1983.
 Donaldson has received many honours for his work.
 In 1991 Donaldson received the William Hopkins Prize from the Cambridge Philosophical Society and, the following year, the Royal Medal from the Royal Society.
 Slowly the message has gotten across and now Donaldson's ideas are beginning to be used by others in a variety of ways.
 Donaldson has opened up an entirely new area; unexpected and mysterious phenomena about the geometry of 4dimensions have been discovered.
 Donaldson was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2000.
 In 2009 Donaldson, together with Clifford H Taubes, was awarded the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences.
 Donaldson was knighted in 2012.
Born 20 August 1957, Cambridge, England.
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Prize Fields Medal, Origin England, Prize Shaw, Topology
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