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.