John Stillwell is an Australian mathematician on the faculties of the University of San Francisco and Monash University.
He was born in Melbourne, Australia and lived there until he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his doctorate. He received his PhD from MIT in 1970, working under Hartley Rogers, Jr. From 1970 until 2001 he taught at Monash University back in Australia and in 2002 began teaching in San Francisco.
In 2005, Stillwell was the recipient of the Mathematical Association of America's prestigious Chauvenet Prize for his article â€œThe Story of the 120-Cell,â€ Notices of the AMS, January 2001, pp. 17â€“24. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.