Louis H KAUFFMAN
Louis H Kauffman grew up in Norfolk, New York, in the St Lawrence River valley, near the Canadian border. He has a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1966) and a PhD in Mathematics from Princeton University (1972). He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1971 until 2017, where he became a Full Professor of Mathematics in 1984 and Professor Emeritus in 2017. Kauffman’s research is in topology and particularly in the theory of knots and its relationships with Natural Science, Cybernetics and Foundations of Mathematics. He is the recipient of the Warren McCulloch Award (1993) and the Norbert Wiener Medal(2013) of the American Society for Cybernetics and was named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2014. He is a former President of the American Society for Cybernetics and served as a Polya Lecturer for the Mathematical Society of America. He is presently head of a dynamics and topology research grant based in Novosibirsk, Russia. Kauffman is the founding editor of the (World Scientific) Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications and the editor of the World Scientific Book Series On Knots and Everything. Kauffman is the author of many research papers and a number of books on knot theory and its ramifications.