Christopher Hacon

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Christopher Hacon
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Born Christopher Derek Hacon
(1970-02-14) 14 February 1970 (age 44)
Manchester, England
Nationality British
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Utah
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Doctoral advisor Robert Lazarsfeld
Notable awards Clay Research Award (2007)
Cole Prize (2009)
Feltrinelli Prize (2011)

Christopher Derek Hacon (born 14 February 1970) is a mathematician with British, Italian and US nationalities.[1] He is currently distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of Utah. His research interests include algebraic geometry.

Hacon was born in Manchester, but grew up in Italy where he studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore and received a degree in mathematics at the University of Pisa in 1992. He received his doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998, under supervision of Robert Lazarsfeld.

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In 2009 he was awarded the Cole Prize for outstanding contribution to algebra, along with James McKernan.[2]

He was an invited speaker in International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, Hyderabad on the topic of "Algebraic Geometry."[3]

In 2011 he was awarded the Antonio Feltrinelli Prize in Mathematics, Mechanics and Applications by Italy's prestigious Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.[citation needed]

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[4]


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