Mumford, David

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Mumford, David Gender: M
David Bryant Mumford
born on 11 June 1937 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Crawley, England, 51n07, 0w12
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°30' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°14 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°19'

David Mumford (2010)
photo: George Bergman (1943–) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q16198978 George Bergman Alterna, license gfdl


American mathematician known for distinguished work in algebraic geometry, and then for research into vision and pattern theory ('Mumford surface' and 'Mumford–Shah functional'). He won the Fields Medal in 1974 and was a MacArthur Fellow from 1987 to 1992. In 2010 he was awarded the National Medal of Science. He is currently a University Professor Emeritus in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.

His books Abelian Varieties (with C. P. Ramanujam) and Curves on an Algebraic Surface combined old and new theories. His lecture notes on scheme theory circulated for years in unpublished form, at a time when they were, beside the treatise Éléments de géométrie algébrique, the only accessible introduction. They are now available as The Red Book of Varieties and Schemes.

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  • Work : Prize 1974 (Fields Medal)
  • Work : Prize 2010 (National Medal of Science)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided U.S. Consular Report of Birth. Place of birth is recorded as Layhouse Farm, Worth, Sussex. Crawley seems to be the closest town [1].


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (MacArthur Fellow, 1987-1992)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Maths)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Maths)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics (Algebraic geometry)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Maths)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Many)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Mumford surface; Mumford–Shah functional; etc)