James McKernan

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This article is about the mathematician. For the educationist, see James A. McKernan.
James McKernan
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Born (1964-03-19) March 19, 1964 (age 53)
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields Mathematics
Institutions MIT
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, San Diego
Alma mater Harvard University
Trinity College, Cambridge
Doctoral advisor Joe Harris
Notable awards Cole Prize (2009)
Clay Research Award (2007)

James McKernan, FRS (born 1964) is a British mathematician, and a professor of mathematics at UCSD in the United States. He was a professor at MIT from 2007 until 2013.

McKernan was the joint winner of the Cole Prize in 2009,[1][2] and joint recipient of the Clay Research Award in 2007.[3] Both honors were received jointly with his colleague Christopher Hacon. He gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010, on the topic of "Algebraic Geometry".[4]


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