Jeffrey Brock

Professor of Mathematrics

Jeffrey Brock joins the FAS faculty as Professor of Mathematics in July 2018 and begins his term as the inaugural FAS Dean of Science in January 2019. His research focuses on low dimensional geometry and topology, particularly hyperbolic geometry. His work on William Thurston’s program to understand hyperbolic-manifolds led to their geometric classification in joint work with R. Canary and Y. Minsky. He has studied renormalized volume and its gradient flow on deformation spaces. He is also interested in geometric and topological methods in analysis of complex data sets. Brock comes to Yale from Brown University’s Math Department, which he chaired from 2013 through 2017. He earned his Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley and his B.A. at Yale. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2008 and was recently elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.