|Born||14 June 1963|
|Died||13 January 2011 (aged 47)|
|Known for||Hjorth's theory of turbulence|
|Awards||First Sacks Prize from the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL) (1993); Sloan Foundation Fellowship 1998; An invitation to the International Congress of Mathematicians (1998); The Karp Prize of the ASL (2003); Invited key speaker to the Alfred Tarski Lectures at UC Berkeley|
|Fields||Mathematics, set theory, logic|
|Institutions||University of Melbourne|
University of California
|Doctoral advisor||William Hugh Woodin|
Greg Hjorth (14 June 1963 – 13 January 2011) was an Australian Professor of Mathematics, chess International Master (1984) and joint (with Ian Rogers) Commonwealth Champion in 1983. He worked in the field of mathematical logic.
Hjorth came second in the 1980 Australian Chess Championship, at the age of 16. He won the Doeberl Cup in Canberra in 1982, 1985 and 1987, and played for Australia in the Chess Olympiads of 1982, 1984 and 1986.
Hjorth retired from most chess in the 1980s.
Hjorth earned his PhD in 1993, under the direction of W. Hugh Woodin, with a dissertation entitled On the influence of second uniform indiscernible. He held faculty positions at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Melbourne. Among his most important contributions to set theory was the so-called theory of turbulence, used in the theory of Borel equivalence relations. In 1998 he was an Invited Speaker of the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin.
Hjorth died of a heart attack in Melbourne, on 13 January 2011.
- G. Hjorth: Classification and Orbit Equivalence Relations, Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, 75, American Mathematical Society, Providence, Rhode Island, 2000.
- "In memoriam Greg Hjorth, Professor of Mathematics, 1963–2011 UCLA Department of Mathematics". Ucla.edu. Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- "The chess games of Greg Hjorth". ChessGames.com. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- Zach, Richard (28 January 2011). "Gregory Hjorth, 1963–2011". University of Calgary. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- "Personnel Department of Mathematics and Statistics: Professor Greg Hjorth". The University of Melbourne. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- Rogers, Ian (1981), Australian Chess – Into the Eighties, Melbourne: Sun Books, ISBN 0-7251-0384-1
- "Men's Chess Olympiads: Gregory Hjorth". OlimpBase. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- Sonas, Jeff. "Event Details: Amsterdam (OHRA), 1984". ChessMetrics. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
- Hjorth, Greg (2000). Classification and Orbit Equivalence Relations. American Mathematical Soc. ISBN 978-0-8218-2002-5.
- Hjorth, Greg (December 2002). "A dichotomy theorem for turbulence". Journal of Symbolic Logic. 67 (4): 1520–1540. doi:10.2178/jsl/1190150297. ISSN 0022-4812.
- Hjorth, Greg (1998). "When is an equivalence relation classifiable?". Doc. Math. (Bielefeld) Extra Vol. ICM Berlin, 1998, vol. II. pp. 23–32.
- Greg Hjorth's webpage at UCLA
- Greg Hjorth player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Chessmetrics Player Profile: Greg Hjorth
- IM Greg Hjorth interviewed by FM Grant Szuveges