Daniel Wise ’91YC Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Mathematician and Yeshiva College Alumnus Among 175 Recipients

Daniel T. Wise, who received his bachelor’s from Yeshiva College in 1991, was among the 175 awardees receiving fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  Wise is currently James McGill Professor in mathematics and statistics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is best known for his work exploring and promulgating the utility and ubiquity of nonpositively curved cubical geometry in group theory and topology, for which he’s won several prestigious prizes.

Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-second competition. Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has awarded more than $334 million to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, Turing Award winners, poets laureate, members of the various national academies, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, and other important, internationally recognized honors. It remains an important source of support for artists, scholars in the humanities and social sciences and scientific researchers.