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Gabai honored by American Mathematical Society

David Gabai, a professor of mathematics at Princeton, has been awarded the 2004 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry. The prize, one of the highest distinctions for work in geometry, is presented every three years by the American Mathematical Society.

Gabai was honored for his work in geometric topology, particularly the topology of three-dimensional manifolds. "For the last 20 years, Gabai has been one of the leading figures in this field. He has led many of the main avenues of development," the award citation said.

Gabai joined the Department of Mathematics at Princeton in 2001 after serving on the faculty at the California Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gabai earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton.

The American Mathematical Society, with 28,000 members, offers programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics.

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