James McKernan

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James McKernan
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Born (1964-03-19) 19 March 1964 (age 54)
Nationality United Kingdom
Alma mater Harvard University
Trinity College, Cambridge
Awards Cole Prize (2009)
Clay Research Award (2007)
Breakthrough Prize(2018)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions MIT
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, San Diego
Doctoral advisor Joe Harris

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] He was the joint winner (with Christopher Hacon) of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.


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