Morris Hirsch | |
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Born | |

Nationality | American |

Alma mater | University of Chicago |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of California, Berkeley |

Doctoral advisors | Edwin Spanier Stephen Smale |

Doctoral students |

**Morris William Hirsch** (born June 28, 1933) is an American mathematician, formerly at the University of California, Berkeley.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Hirsch attained his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1958, under supervision of Edwin Spanier and Stephen Smale.^{[1]} His thesis was entitled *Immersions of Manifolds*. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[2]}

Hirsch had 23 doctoral students, including William Thurston, William Goldman, and Mary Lou Zeeman.

## Selected works

- with Stephen Smale and Robert L. Devaney:
*Differential equations, dynamical systems and an introduction to chaos*, Academic Press 2004 (2nd edition)^{[3]}3rd edition, 2013 - with Stephen Smale:
*Differential equations, dynamical systems and linear algebra*, Academic Press 1974 - Differential Topology, Springer 1976,
^{[4]}1997 - with Barry Mazur: Smoothings of piecewise linear manifolds, Princeton University Press 1974
- with Charles C. Pugh, Michael Shub: Invariant Manifolds, Springer 1977

## See also

- Brouwer fixed-point theorem
- Chern's conjecture (affine geometry)
- Differential structure
- Homotopy principle
- Immersion (mathematics)
- Whitney embedding theorem

## References

**^**Morris Hirsch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-21.**^**Crannell, Annalisa (February 5, 2005). "Review of*Differential equations, dynamical systems and an introduction to chaos*by Morris Hirsch, Stephen Smale, and Robert L. Devaney".*MAA Reviews, Mathematical Association of America*.**^**James, Ioan M. (1977). "Review:*Differential Topology*, by Morris Hirsch" (PDF).*Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society*.**83**(5): 997–998. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1977-14350-4.

## External links

- Website at the University of California, Berkeley
- Morris Hirsch at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- search on author Morris Hirsch from Google Scholar
- Literature by and about Morris Hirsch in the German National Library catalogue