Aaron Brown received his PhD from Tufts University in 2011. He held postdoctoral positions at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Chicago. He was then appointed as a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago in 2017. He joined the faculty of Northwestern in 2019.
He is interested in smooth dynamics, group actions, and rigidity.
Brown was awarded the 2021 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize from the Breakthrough Foundation, shared with Sebastian Hurtado, “for contributions to the proof of Zimmer’s conjecture”. Brown received an NSF CAREER grant in 2017. He gave an invited talk at the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians.