Department of Mathematics and the College
Akhil Mathew’s research work is primarily in algebraic topology and arithmetic geometry, and their increasing overlaps around the theme of “higher algebra,” or the interaction of homotopical and algebraic structures. He was awarded a K-Theory Foundation Prize in 2022 for his research in these subjects.
His research has been published in journals that include Duke Mathematical Journal, Journal of the American Mathematical Society, and Inventiones Mathematicae, and he has presented his work at many international conferences.
He received his BA summa cum laude and his PhD in mathematics from Harvard University. He was previously a research fellow of the Clay Mathematics Institute.