John Willard Milnor (born February 20, 1931) is an American mathematician. He is known for his work in differential topology, K-theory and dynamical systems. Milnor is a professor at Stony Brook University and one of the four mathematicians to have won the Fields Medal, the Wolf Prize, and the Abel Prize.
John Willard Milnor
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Known for||Exotic spheres|
Milnor's theorem 
Milnor–Thurston kneading theory
|Awards||Putnam Fellow (1949, 1950)|
Sloan Fellowship (1955)
Fields Medal (1962)
National Medal of Science (1967)
Leroy P Steele Prize (1982, 2004, 2011)
Wolf Prize (1989)
Abel Prize (2011)
|Institutions||Stony Brook University|
|Doctoral advisor||Ralph Fox|
|Doctoral students||Tadatoshi Akiba |
Laurent C. Siebenmann
- Staff. A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS: The Institute for Advanced Study Faculty and Members 1930–1980 Archived 2011-11-24 at the Wayback Machine, p. 35. Institute for Advanced Study, 1980. Accessed November 24, 2015. "Milnor, John Willard M, Topology Born 1931 Orange, NJ."
- Milnor's Theorem – from Wolfram MathWorld
- Home page at SUNYSB
- Exotic spheres home page
- The Abel Prize 2011 – video
- Raussen, Martin; Skau, Christian (March 2012). "Interview with John Milnor" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 59 (3): 400–408. doi:10.1090/noti803.