Peter Shor

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics

Peter Shor is the Morss Professor of Applied Mathematics and Chair of the Applied Mathematics Committee in MIT’s Department of Mathematics. His current research interests are in theoretical computer science: on algorithms, quantum computing and combinatorics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Science and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He has also received a Gödel Prize, Micius Quantum Prize, and a King Faisal International Prize in Science. He earned a BA in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, and a PhD in applied mathematics from MIT.