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# C. L. E. Moore instructor

The job title of **C. L. E. Moore instructor** is given by the Math Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to recent math Ph.D.s hired for their promise in pure mathematics research. The instructors are expected to do both teaching and research. One of the most well known C. L. E. Moore instructors was John Nash in 1951.

The instructorships are named after Clarence Lemuel Elisha Moore (1876–1931), who was a mathematics professor, specializing in geometry, at MIT from 1904 until his death.

Past holders of the position include Tom Apostol, Kefeng Liu, Sheldon Axler, Alexander Braverman, Egbert Brieskorn, Felix Browder, Paul Cohen, Charles C. Conley, Nils Dencker, George Duff, Peter Dombrowski, John Forbes Nash Jr., Daniel S. Freed, Harry Furstenberg, John Garnett, Mark Goresky, Joe Harris, Sigurdur Helgason, Lars Hesselholt, Yael Karshon, Alexander Kechris, Anthony Knapp, Nancy Kopell, Irwin Kra, Matilde Marcolli, Curtis McMullen, William Messing, Daniel Quillen, Daniel G. Rider, Walter Rudin, Robert Rumely, James Serrin, Joseph H. Silverman, James Simons, Isadore M. Singer, Karen E. Smith, George Springer, Richard P. Stanley, James D. Stasheff, Elias Stein, Robert Strichartz, Alessandro Figà Talamanca, Shang-Hua Teng, Edward Thorp, Douglas Ulmer, Akshay Venkatesh, Robert Thomason, and Alan Weinstein.

## In the Media

*Never Split Tens!*, a novel based on the life of pioneering blackjack probability theorist Dr. Edward O. Thorp, a 1959 C. L. E. Moore instructor, by gambling writer Les Golden of Oak Park, Illinois, was published in 2017 by Springer.