Faculty Detail

Hyman Bass

Samuel Eilenberg Distinguished University Profess

SOE 4124 East Hall

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Algebra/Algebraic Geometry
      Mathematics Education
  • About



    President Obama names Hyman Bass to the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science.     2011

    Hyman Bass is elected to the National Academy of Education.      2009
    He is one of ten education leaders elected to membership this year for their pioneering efforts in educational research and policy development. The National Academy of Education is an honorary society that currently has 174 members. Members are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship or contributions to education.
    Hyman Bass has been awarded the National Medal of Science.      2008
    The medal is a Presidential Award given to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences. The formal citation for reads: "For his fundamental contributions to pure mathematics, especially in the creation of algebraic K-theory, his profound influence on mathematics education, and his service to the mathematics research and education communities. With his unique combination of gifts he has had enormous impact over the course of a half century."