Joe Harris (mathematician)

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Joe Harris
Joe Harris 2008.jpg
Born 1951 (age 62–63)
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Harvard University
Alma mater Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Phillip Griffiths
Doctoral students Dan Abramovich
Lucia Caporaso
James McKernan
Juan Migliore
Rahul Pandharipande
Ravi Vakil

Joseph Daniel Harris (born 1951), known nearly universally as Joe Harris, is a mathematician at Harvard University working in the field of algebraic geometry. He attended college at and received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1978 under Phillip Griffiths.

During the 1980s he was on the faculty of Brown University, moving to Harvard around 1988[citation needed]. He served as chair of the department at Harvard from 2002 to 2005. His work is characterized by its classical geometric flavor: he has claimed that nothing he thinks about could not have been imagined by the Italian geometers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and that if he has had greater success than them, it is because he has access to better tools.[citation needed]

Harris is well known for several of his books on algebraic geometry, notable for their informal presentations:

Harris has supervised 41 Ph.D. students (as of 2012), including Dan Abramovich, James McKernan, Rahul Pandharipande, Jason Starr and Ravi Vakil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lipman, Joseph (1980). "Review: Principles of algebraic geometry, by Phillip Griffiths and Joseph Harris". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 2 (1): 197–200. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1980-14717-5. 
  2. ^ Ciliberto, Ciro (1999). "Review: Moduli of curves, by J. Harris and I. Morrison". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 36 (4): 499–503. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-99-00791-0. 

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