Education: A Golden Age

The best education in the world brought to students everywhere.

R. James Milgram

EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1964
PROFESSIONAL RECORD:
1970-present, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University
2001, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Lille, Lille, France, May – June
2000, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
1993-1995, Regents Professor, U. of New Mexico
1987, Gauss Professor, U. of Göttingen
1986, Ordway Professor, U. of Minnesota
MATHEMATICS EDUCATION – K THROUGH 12
Together with Gunnar Carlsson, Ralph Cohen, and Steve Kerckhoff, revised the California
Mathematics Standards under the direction of and for the California Board of
Education, 1997
Together with H.-H. Wu, Dept. of Mathematics, Berkeley, revised and rewrote most
of the California Mathematics Framework under the direction of and for the California
Board of Education, 1998
Author and Mathematics Advisor, Holt-Reinhart Middle School Mathematics, 2001-2002
Consulted for the State of Michigan on revising the Michigan Mathematics Standards. 2003
Worked with the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Board of Education
to rewrite Georgia’s K- 8 mathematics standards. 2004.
Advised New York State Commission on High School Mathematics Standards, Feb.-March, 2005
Member, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Science, 2005 -.
Member, Blue ribbon task force on Administrations Math/Science Initiative 2005 -.
CURRICULUM VITAE OF R. JAMES MILGRAM
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
December 5, 1939, South Bend, Indiana
Citizenship: U.S.A.
EDUCATION
B.S., University of Chicago, 1961
M.S., University of Chicago, 1961
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1964
PROFESSIONAL RECORD:
1998, Visiting Professor, Math. Institute, Barcelona, Spain, June
1997, Visiting Professor, Northwestern U., March-April
1995, Visiting Professor, U. of Montreal, May-June
1994, Visiting Professor, E.T.H. Zurich, Switzerland, May-June
1993-1995, Regents Professor, U. of New Mexico
1992, Distinguished Visiting Professor, U. of New Mexico, Fall
1991, Distinguished Visiting Professor, U. of New Mexico, Fall
1990, Visiting Professor, MSRI, Winter
1989, Visiting Professor, U. of Edinburgh, Fall
1987, Gauss Professor, U. of G 􀀀ottingen, Fall
1986, Sonderforschungbereich, U. of G 􀀀ottingen, Fall
1986, Ordway Professor, U. of Minnesota, Spring
1985, Sonderforschungbereich, U. of G 􀀀ottingen, Fall
1985, U. C. San Diego, Visiting Professor, Winter, Spring
1984, Northwestern U., Visiting Professor, Fall
1984, U. of Edinburgh, Visiting Professor, Fall
1977, Visiting Professor, Aarhus University, Spring
1977, Visiting Professor, Univ. of Chicago, Winter
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1976, Visiting Professor, Univ. of Minnesota, Fall
1970-present, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University
1969-70, Visiting Professor, Princeton University
1969, Professor of Mathematics, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago Circle, IL
1967-69, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago Circle
1966-67, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago Circle
1964-66, Instructor, Princeton University
1963-64, Instructor, Univ. of Minnesota
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PH.D. STUDENTS
Don Davis, 1971
B. Mann, (1974)
D. Meadows, (1975)
D.X.F. O’Reilly, (1975)
G. Carlsson, (1976)
M. Perloff, (1976)
C. Witten, (1978)
N. Artaud-Kuhman, (1979)
C. Wright, (1979)
Jim Davis, (1981)
J. Maginnis, (1986)
T. Hewett, (1991)
J. Havlicek, (1992)
Sadok Kamel, (1994)
R. Biro, (1994)
C. Overton, (1995-1996)
K. Umland, (1996-1997)
SPECIAL INVITED ADDRESSES
Special Lecture, representing the math community, Centro de Investigacion, Mexico,
Dedication of new science facility, (1997)
Special Lecture, representing the math community, Centro de Investigacion,
Plenary lecture, International Conference on Homotopy Theory, Northwestern University,
March, 1997.
35th anniversary of science in Mexico, (1996)
Plenary lecture, A.M.S. Summer Institute on Representations and Cohomology of
Finite Groups, (1996)
Memorial Lecture for V.K.A.M. Gugenheim, U.I.C., Nov. 1995.
Plenary lecture, International Conference on gauge theory and moduli spaces, Montreal,
1995.
Plenary lecture, Texas Geometry and Topology Conference, Spring, 1994.
Plenary lecture, International Conference on homotopy theory, Cocoyoc, Mexico, Summer
1993.
Plenary lecture, AMS. Summer Institute on Cohomology and Representations of finite
3
groups, Summer 1992.
Inagural lecture, Conference on algebraic topology, U. of Wisconsin, Fall, 1991.
Plenary lecture, Internation conference on algebraic topology, Oaxtepec, Mexico, Summer,
1991
Inagural lecture, Conference on geometry of Teichmuller spaces, G 􀀀ottingen, Summer,
1991.
Lecture Series, The Geometry of Rational maps, iterated loop spaces, monopoles, and
Linear Control Systems, MSRI, Winter, 1990.
Plenary lecture, Workshop on applications of homotopy theory, MSRI, Fall, 1989.
Lecture Series on the geometry of holomorphic maps Math Institut, Aarhus Universitet,
Aarhus, Denmark, Fall, 1989
Inagural lecture, Conference on algebraic topology, Oaztepec, Mexico, Summer, 1989
Lecture Series on the geometry of holomorphic maps National University of Mexico,
UNAM, Mexico City, Summer, 1989
Lecture Series on spaces of holomorphic maps USC, Los Angeles, Calif, 1989
Invited hour lecture: Main meeting W. German Math Society, Marburg, W. Germany,
1986
Plenary lecture: Conference in Algebraic Topology Aarhus West, Arcadia, 1986
Plenary lecture: Conference on quadratic forms and applications McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1983
Lecture series: Special year in Topology University of Maryland, 1983
Plenary lecture: Conference on statistics and computers Penn. State University, 1983
Plenary lecture: International Conference on Homotopy Theory (in honor of the 60th
birthday of J. Ad`em), 1981
Plenary lecture: Conference on New Developments in Topology, Edinburgh, 1981
Plenary lecture: Conference in Algebraic Topology, Aarhus, 1978
Ma jor lecture series: A.M.S. Summer Institute on Algebraic and Geometric Topology,
1976
Hour lecture: A.M.S. regional meeting, 1975
45 minute lecture: International Congress of Mathematics, Vancouver, 1974
Inaugural lecture, Second Southern California Summer Conference in Algebraic Topology,
1973
Phillips lectures, Haverford College, 1969
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SPECIAL LECTURES WHICH WERE IMPOSSIBLE TO GIVE DUE TO
OTHER COMMITMENTS:
International Conference on Topology, U.S.S.R., 1987
International Conference on Algebraic Topolgy, Moscow, U.S.S.R, 1979
For similar reasons I could not attend the conferences in Bonn (Arbeitstagung ’79,
’80), Siegen (’79), Bielefeld (’79), Aarhus (’80), and special conferences on surgery
􀀀Oberwolfach, (’85), (’90).
INVITED ADDRESSES AT CONFERENCES IN ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY
Southwest topology conference, Albuquerque, N.M., 1992
Southwest topology conference, Albuquerque, N.M., 1991
Seminare Karoubi, Paris, France, 1990
Scottish Topology Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989
Scottish Algebra Seminar, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989
Algebraic and Geometric Topology Conference, Oberwolfach, 1989
Algebraic and Geometric Topology Conference, Oberwolfach, 1986
A.M.S. Summer Institute – Braid Groups, U. C. Santa Cruz, 1986
Conference on surgery and the Oozing Conjecture, U. of Notre Dame, 1986
Southern Calif Topology Seminar 1985
Midwest Topology Seminar, 1984
Regional Conference on Surgery Theory, Notre Dame 1984
Conference in Homotopy Theory, U. of Minnesota 1984
Conference in Algebraic Topology and Algebraic K-theory, Canadian Math. Soc.
Summer Institute, Univ. Western Ontario, 1981
Conference in Algebraic K-theory, Evanston, 1980
Conference on L Theory, Univ. of Toronto, 1979
Conference in Algebraic K and L Theory, Waterloo, Canada, 1978
Midwestern Topology Conference, Purdue Univ., Spring, 1976
Conference in Homotopy Theory, Northwestern Univ., 1974
Midwestern Topology Conference, Notre Dame, Spring 1974
Conference on New Developments in Topology, Oxford Univ., 1972
Topology Conference, Michigan State Univ., 1971
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Conference on H -spaces, Battelle Institute, Seattle, 1971
A.M.S. Summer Institute in Algebraic Topology, 1970
Conference on Transformation Groups and Manifolds, Georgia, 1969
Conference in Algebraic Topology, Chicago Circle, 1968
Conference in Algebraic Topology, Oberwolfach, W. Germany, 1967
COLLOQUIUM LECTURES:
1997 Santa Cruz University, University of Chicago, University of Illinios, Indiana
University.
1995 U. of Ill. at Chicago, U. of Wisconsin, U. of Georgia, Princeton U.
1994 U. of Mainz, Germany, E.T.H. Zurich
1993 McGill University, Montreal, Canada.,
1992 U. of Warwick, Math Institute,
1991 National University of Mexico, G 􀀀ottingen U.,
1990 Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study, University of California at
Berkeley, University of Wisconsin.
1989 Stanford University, Cambridge University, University of Edinburgh, Oxford University,
Liverpool University, University of Manchester, University of London, Kings
College, University of London, Queen Mary College
1988 Yale University, Northwestern U.
1987 Siegen University, U. of Heidelberg
1986 Notre Dame University, Univ. of Minnesota
1984 Edinburgh University, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle, U. of Western Ontario,
McMaster University
1983 Notre Dame University, Lehigh University
1980, U. C. San Diego
1979, Univ. of Toronto
1977, Univ. of Minnesota, Odense Univ. (Denmark), Oxford, Cambridge, Kings
College(London), Univ. Liverpool, Stanford University
1976, M.I.T., Brandeis, Duke University
1975, Univ. of Chicago, U. C. Irvine
1974 M.I.T., Princeton, Northwestern, Univ. of Calgary
1973, U. C. San Diego
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1972, U. C. Irvine, U. C. Berkeley, Aarhus Univ., Univ. of Calgary
1971, U. C. Berkeley, tulane, Univ. of Calgary
1970, Univ. of Washington, Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle
1969, Stanford University
1968, Princeton Univ., Yale Univ., C.C.N.Y., Univ. of Pennsylvania, Lehigh Univ.,
Stony Brook, U.C. San Diego
1967, Notre Dame University
1966, Cornell Univ., N.Y.U.
1965, Univ. of Chicago, Univ. of Minnesota
1964, Carnegie Tech., Univ. of Minnesota
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES:
Member, Organizing committee for AMS Summer Institute (ma jor institute), Group
cohomology and representation theory, Seattle, 1996
Member, A.M.S. Editorial Boards Committee, 1991 – 1994
Member, Organizing committee for AMS Summer Institutes (short institutes), Group
cohomology and representation theory, 1993.
Chairman, N.S.F. Doctoral Fellowship Committee, 1984-1986
Member, N.S.F. Doctoral Fellowship Committee, 1983
Editor, Pac. J. Math., 1973 – 1983
Editor, Duke J. Math., 1976 – 1984
Editor, A.M.S. Lecture Note Series Contemporary Mathematics (from inception to
1984)
Chairman, 1976 A.M.S. Summer Institute Committee
Chairman (1978-1980) A.M.S. Math. Surveys Committee
Chairman (1981-1982), A.M.S. Committee on Committees
Member, N.S.F. Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, 1980, 1981

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