## Quick Facts

Intro | German mathematician primary author of Cuntz Algebra |

Is | Mathematician Educator |

From | Germany |

Field | Academia Mathematics |

Gender | male |

Birth | 28 September 1948, Mannheim |

Age | 74 years |

## Biography

Joachim Cuntz (born 28 September 1948 in Mannheim) is a German mathematician, currently a professor at the University of Münster.

## Work

Joachim Cuntz has made fundamental contributions to the area of C*-algebras and to the field of noncommutative geometry in the sense of Alain Connes. He initiated the analysis of the structure of simple C*-algebras and introduced new methods and examples, including the Cuntz algebras and the Cuntz semigroup. He was one of the first to apply K-theory to noncommutative operator algebras and contributed to the development of that theory. In collaboration with Daniel Quillen, he developed a new approach to cyclic cohomology and proved the excision property of periodic cyclic theory. In recent years, he has been working mainly on C*-algebras that are related to structures from number theory.

## Awards and honors

- 1990 Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto (Cyclic Cohomology and K-homology).
- Max Planck Research Award (together with G. Kasparov), 1993
- Medal of the Collège de France, 1997
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the DFG 1999,
- Honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen
- ERC Advanced Investigators Grant, 2010
- Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2012

- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-02-16.