Prof. Jeff Cheeger

Jeff Cheeger

Silver Professor; Professor of Mathematics

B.A. 1964, Harvard College; M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1967, Princeton.

Office Address: 

251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012





Personal Homepage:

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Differential geometry and its connections to analysis and topology.

External Affiliations:

National Academy of Sciences, elected 1997; Finnish Academy of Letter and Science, elected 1998; American Mathematical Society (AMS).


Jeff Cheeger has been a member of the NYU faculty since 1989. His research interests concern differential geometry, especially Riemannian geometry and its connections with topology and analysis. He has lectured extensively, including the Marston Morse Lectures at the Institute for Advanced Study, Fermi Lectures at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, and he has been invited twice to address the International Congress of Mathematicians. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and is the winner of the Veblen Prize in Geometry of AMS. Widely published, he has been editor of the Journal of Geometric and Functional Analysis and the Journal of Differential Geometry and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Geometric and Functional Analysis and Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics. Professor Cheeger earned his B.A. from Harvard College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Princeton University.


Rado Lecturer, Ohio State University, 1998; Andrejewski Lecturer, University of Göttingen, 1997; Blyth Lecturer, University of Toronto, 1997; Max Planck Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Society, 1992-1994; Marston Morse Lecturer, Institute for Advanced Study, 1992; Guggenheim Fellow, 1984-1985; Invited Address, Annual Meeting of AMS, 1978; International Congress of Mathematicians, 1974 and 1986; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1971-1973; National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1967-1968.

Updated on 04/19/2012