# Mathematician:Simon Kirwan Donaldson

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## Mathematician

English mathematician known for his work on the topology of smooth (differentiable) four-dimensional manifolds, Donaldson-Thomas theory, and his contributions to Kähler geometry.

### Fields Medal

Simon Kirwan Donaldson was awarded a Fields Medal in $\text {1986}$ at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berkeley, California, USA:

*Received medal primarily for his work on topology of four-manifolds, especially for showing that there is a differential structure on Euclidian four-space which is different from the usual structure.*

### Wolf Prize

Simon Kirwan Donaldson was awarded a Wolf Prize for Mathematics with Yakov Eliashberg in $\text {2008}$:

*For their contributions to differential geometry and topology.*

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 20 August 1957 in Cambridge, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Donaldson Theorem
- Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau Theorem (with Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck and Shing-Tung Yau)
- Yau-Tian-Donaldson Conjecture (with Shing-Tung Yau and Tian Gang)

Results named for **Simon Kirwan Donaldson** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Simon Kirwan Donaldson** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1983:
*Self-dual connections and the topology of smooth 4-manifolds* - 2002:
*Floer homology groups in Yang-Mills theory* - 2011:
*Riemann surfaces*

## Also known as

Full name with title: **Sir Simon Kirwan Donaldson**