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Research Areas

Algebraic Geometry Birational geometry

Contact Info

Office: AP&M 6260

Phone:

Email: jmckernan@ucsd.edu

James McKernan

Professor

Education

Ph.D., Mathematics, Harvard University, 1991

Biography

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.

Honors

Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics
Fellow of the Royal Society of UK
Cole Prize in Algebra
International Congress of Mathematicians Speaker - 2010
Clay Research Award