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Daniel Biss

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Daniel Biss is a famous young mathematican who currently holds a position as Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. Biss did his undergraduate work at Harvard University then his doctorate in mathematics at M.I.T. Biss is well-known for showing that the tangent bundle of a smooth manifold can be encapsulated in the combinatorial language of oriented matroids. However, a serious problem was found in that work:

Biss is currently the leading democratic candidate for the State Representative seat for the 17th District in Illinois.

His brother, Jonathan Biss, is a world-renowned pianist whom received his training at the Curtis School of Music. Biss's parents are both violin professors at the Indiana University School of Music.