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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, 2018
Fellow of the Royal Society of UK, 2011
Cole Prize in Algebra, 2009
International Congress of Mathematicians Speaker - 2010, 2010
Clay Research Award, 2007