Phillip Griffiths

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Phillip Griffiths
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Phillip Griffiths in 2008
(photo from MFO)
Born (1938-10-18) October 18, 1938 (age 75)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Princeton University
Harvard University
Duke University
Alma mater Princeton University
Wake Forest College
Doctoral advisor Donald C. Spencer
Doctoral students Howard Garland
Joe Harris
Wilfried Schmid
Notable awards Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the AMS (2014)
Wolf Prize (2008)
Brouwer Medal (2008)

Phillip Augustus Griffiths IV (born October 18, 1938) is an American mathematician, known for his work in the field of geometry, and in particular for the complex manifold approach to algebraic geometry. He was a major developer in particular of the theory of variation of Hodge structure in Hodge theory and moduli theory.

Professional career[edit]

He received his B.S. from Wake Forest College in 1959 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1962 working under Donald Spencer. Since then, he has held positions at Berkeley (1962–1967), Princeton (1967–1972), Harvard University (1972–1983), and Duke University (1983–1991). From 1991 to 2003 he was the Director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey. He has published on algebraic geometry, differential geometry, geometric function theory, and the geometry of partial differential equations.

Griffiths serves as the Chair of the Science Initiative Group.[1] He is co-author, with Joe Harris, of Principles of Algebraic Geometry, a well-regarded textbook on complex algebraic geometry.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2008 he was awarded the Wolf Prize (jointly with Deligne and Mumford).[3] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[4] Moreover, in 2014 Griffiths was awarded the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the American Mathematical Society.[5]

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