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Michael J. Barany


2016-present Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College, Society of Fellows.


2012-2016 Princeton University, Program in History of Science. Doctor of Philosophy, History of Science. Advisor: Michael Gordin. Committee: Angela Creager, Philip Nord, David Aubin. Dissertation: `Distributions in Postwar Mathematics' [pdf, 2.5m].
2010-2012 Princeton University, Program in History of Science. Master of Arts, History of Science. General examination fields: Modern Science (Michael Gordin, major field), Modern Europe (Philip Nord), Historiography of Mathematics (Matthew Jones, Columbia University).
2009-2010 University of Edinburgh, UK. Master of Science in Science and Technology Studies (by Research) with distinction. Advisor: Donald MacKenzie. Dissertation: `Mathematical Research in Context' [pdf, 3.1m].
2009 (July) Central European University Summer University, Budapest, Hungary: `Mathematics and Narrative.'
2008-2009 St. John's College, University of Cambridge, UK. Master of Philosophy in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine. Advisor: Eleanor Robson. Dissertation: `Prehistories of Counting' [pdf, 210k].
2005-2008 Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, NY. Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, summa cum laude, and History, Sociology, and Philosophy of Mathematics (College Scholar Program), summa cum laude, with Distinction in All Subjects. Advisors: Robert Strichartz, Michael Lynch, . Dissertation: `Proof and its Putting: Mathematics, Rigor, and Testimony' [pdf, 770k].
2007 (Jun-Aug) School of Criticism and Theory, Ithaca, NY: `Spinoza's Enlightenment and Rethinking the Romantic Turn' (Marjorie Levinson).
1999-2005 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN (concurrent with middle and high school). University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (1999-2003), Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (2003-2005), Institute of Technology Honors Program (2004-2005).


A list of my publications with links to the publications along with reviews and preprints where available is on my publications page. Google scholar has tracked many of my citations here.

Short-term and Visiting Appointments

2014-2016 Universite de Montreal, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques. Visiting Researcher, coordinated by Liliane Beaulieu, Archives Henri Poincare.
Fall 2013 Princeton University, Department of Mathematics. Graduate instructor, supervised by Christopher Skinner.
Fall 2013 The College of New Jersey, Department of History. Adjunct Professor.
Spring 2013 Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu, Paris, France. Visiting Researcher, Project Histoire des Sciences Mathematiques, supervised by David Aubin.


Selected Honors and Awards

Selected Professional Service and Leadership