Pavel Etingof is Professor of Mathematics in the Mathematics Department at MIT. Pavel received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University. Pavel’s research interests are noncommutative algebra, representation theory, and mathematical physics. Pavel led mathematics research programs for high school students at the Clay Mathematics Research Academy, the Research Science Institute (RSI), and SPUR at MIT. He co-founded MIT PRIMES program and has served as its Chief Research Advisor since 2010. Pavel’s students have won multiple top awards at national science competitions for high school students.

When Pavel isn’t doing math, he enjoys mycology and can be found identifying, collecting, and cooking mushrooms for fun(gi).