Research AreasAlgebraic Geometry Birational geometry
Ph.D., Mathematics, Harvard University, 1991
James McKernan received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1991. He was recruited from MIT where he was a Professor since 2007, an endowed chair, Norbert Weiner Professor since 2009, and had been a professor at UC Santa Barbara from 1995-2007. McKernan’s work concerns birational geometry which has won numerous awards.
HonorsBreakthrough Prize in Mathematics
Fellow of the Royal Society of UK
Cole Prize in Algebra
International Congress of Mathematicians Speaker - 2010
Clay Research Award