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William Fulton

Oscar Zariski Distinguished University Professor

5822 East Hall
Phone:  (734) 763-1550

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Algebra/Algebraic Geometry
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    My recent work concerns formulas for degeneracy loci in algebraic geometry, and their relation to equivariant cohomology and combinatorics. This area started in 1849 when Cayley found formulas for loci where matrices failed to have full rank, and it has provided a challenge to intersection theory ever since. Recent work extends the study to all the classical groups.



    William Fulton received the AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement.      2010
    Presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics.
    William Fulton has been named the 2005 Henry Russel Lecturer, one of the most prestigious awards given to UM faculty for outstanding achievements in research and teaching.     2005