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András Stipsicz is a professor and director at the Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest, Hungary. He received his diploma from Eötvös University in Budapest in 1989, and his PhD from Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA in 1994. Stipsicz was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Irvine and spent several semesters at MSRI Berkeley, at the IAS in Princeton, the Max-Planck-Institute in Bonn, and the Mittag-Leffler-Institute in Stockholm. He received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2012 and was an invited speaker at the ICM2010 in Hyderabad, India. Stipsicz is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Stipsicz is an expert in low dimensional topology and in contact topology. He had influential results in smooth four-dimensional topology, and in applications of Seiberg-Witten and Heegaard Floer theories. Applying methods from knot Floer homology, he introduced important invariants of knots in the standard three-dimensional sphere, and of Legendrian and transverse knots in contact three-manifolds. Together with Robert Gompf he coauthored the monograph ‘4-manifolds and Kirby calculus’.