Mikhail Katz
Mikhail "Mischa" Gershevich Katz (born 1958, in Chișinău)^{[1]} is an Israeli mathematician, a professor of mathematics at BarIlan University. His main interests are differential geometry, geometric topology and mathematics education; he is the author of the book Systolic Geometry and Topology, which is mainly about systolic geometry. The Katz–Sabourau inequality is named after him and Stéphane Sabourau.^{[2]}^{[3]}
Mikhail Katz  

Born  1958 Chișinău 
Nationality  Israeli 
Education  Harvard University Columbia University 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  BarIlan University 
Thesis  Jung's Theorem in Complex Projective Geometry 
Doctoral advisor  Troels Jørgensen Mikhail Gromov 
Website  http://u.cs.biu.ac.il/~katzmik/ 
BiographyEdit
Mikhail Katz was born in Chișinău in 1958. His mother was Clara Katz (née Landman). In 1976, he moved with his mother to the United States.^{[4]}^{[5]}
Katz earned a bachelor's degree in 1980 from Harvard University.^{[1]} He did his graduate studies at Columbia University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1984 under the joint supervision of Troels Jørgensen and Mikhael Gromov.^{[6]} His thesis title is Jung's Theorem in Complex Projective Geometry.
He moved to BarIlan University in 1999, after previously holding positions at the University of Maryland, College Park, Stony Brook University, Indiana University Bloomington, the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, the University of Rennes 1, Henri Poincaré University, and Tel Aviv University.^{[1]}
WorkEdit
Katz has performed research in systolic geometry in collaboration with Luigi Ambrosio, Victor Bangert, Mikhail Gromov, Steve Shnider, Shmuel Weinberger, and others. He has authored research publications appearing in journals including Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, Duke Mathematical Journal, Geometric and Functional Analysis, and Journal of Differential Geometry. Along with these papers, Katz was a contributor to the book "Metric Structures for Riemannian and NonRiemannian Spaces".^{[7]} Marcel Berger in his article "What is... a Systole?"^{[8]} lists the book (Katz, 2007) as one of two books he cites in systolic geometry.
More recently Katz also contributed to the study of mathematics education^{[9]} including work that provides an alternative interpretation of the number 0.999....^{[10]}
Selected publicationsEdit


ReferencesEdit
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} Curriculum vitae^{[permanent dead link]}, retrieved 20110523.
 ^ Kalogeropoulos, Nikolaos (2017). "Systolic aspects of black hole entropy". arXiv:1711.09963 [grqc].
 ^ Riemannian Geometry: A Modern Introduction, by Isaac Chavel, pg. 235 https://books.google.com/books?id=3Gjp4vQ_mPkC&pg=PA235
 ^ "Clara Katz, a Soviet émigré who saved her ailing granddaughter, dies at 85 – The Boston Globe". archive.boston.com. Retrieved 20180110.
 ^ "Grandmother bucked the Soviet system – Obituaries – smh.com.au". www.smh.com.au. Retrieved 20180110.
 ^ Mikhail Katz at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 ^ Gromov, Misha: Metric structures for Riemannian and nonRiemannian spaces. Based on the 1981 French original. With appendices by M. Katz, P. Pansu and S. Semmes. Translated from the French by Sean Michael Bates. Progress in Mathematics, 152. Birkhäuser Boston, Inc., Boston, MA, 1999. xx+585 pp. ISBN 0817638989
 ^ Berger, M.: What is... a Systole? Notices of the AMS 55 (2008), no. 3, 374–376.
 ^ Katz & Katz (2010).
 ^ Stewart, I. (2009) Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Profile Books, p. 174.