1959 - Born on the 14th of August.
1977 - Attending Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley, California, he placed third in the USA Mathematical Olympiad.
1978 - He was a Putnam Fellow.
1981 - He received his B.S. in Mathematics in for undergraduate work at Caltech.
1985 - He then earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from MIT.
1998 - Nevanlinna Prize.
2003 - Shor began his current MIT position.
2007 - Shor is currently teaching a new course for Spring Seminar in Information Theory.
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