Curriculum Vita


Bennett Chow
Department of Mathematics
University of California at San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093

Phone: (858) 534-7690
Fax: (858) 534-5273



1986, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Princeton University
1981, B.S. in Mathematics, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Positions Held

2006-2007, Visiting Research Professor, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
2004 Winter, Visiting Research Professor, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
2000-present, Professor, University of California at San Diego
1999-2000, Professor, University of Minnesota
1998 Spring, Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard University
1997 Fall, Visiting Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1992 Spring, Visiting Associate Professor, Stanford University
1991-1999, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
1989-1991, Visiting Member, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
1987-1988, Visiting Instructor, Rice University

1986-1989, C.L.E. Moore Instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


NSF, Individual, 1996-2008 (no-cost extension until 2010).
NSF, FRG with L. Ni and G. Tian, 2004-2007


NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1988-1992.


Geometry and Topology, editor 2005-2009
Communications in Analysis and Geometry, editor 2002-2005
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, editor 1999-2002

Organizational Activities

  1. Co-organizer with Xiaodong Cao of Special Session on Parabolic Evolution Equations of Geometric Type at 2011 Fall Eastern Sectional AMS Meeting September 10-11, 2011 at Cornell University.
  2. East China Normal University Summers Schools and Workshops, Co-organizer, 2006-2010.
  3. MSRI, Year long program, Co-organizer, 2006-2007.
  4. Workshop on Geometric Analysis and Flows at UCSD, July 18-22, 2005. Co-organizer with Lei Ni and Gang Tian.
  5. Ricci Flow, 3-Manifolds and Geometry, Clay Mathematics Institute 2005 Summer School, June 20 - July 15. Co-organizer with: Gang Tian, John Lott, John Morgan, Tobias Colding, Jim Carlson, David Ellwood, Hugo Rossi
  6. Analytic Aspects of Problems in Riemannian Geometry in Brest, France, May 9-13, 2005 organized by P. Baird, A. El Soufi, A. Fardoun, R. Regbaoui. Scientific committee member with G. Besson and R. Mazzeo.
  7. 12th Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar University of California, San Diego, February 19-20, 2005. Co-organizer with Peter Li, Zhiqin Lu and Lei Ni.
  8. Geometric Analysis, MSRI, Berkeley, December 1-5, 2003. Co-organizer with Peter Li and Rick Schoen.
  9. Ricci flow and geometrization of 3-manifolds, Joint American Institute of Mathematics - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute workshop, AIM, Palo Alto, December 9-13, 2003 and MSRI, Berkeley, December 15-19, 2003. Co-organizer with Ian Agol, Toby Colding, David Gabai and Bruce Kleiner.
  10. 11th Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar University of California, Irvine, February 21-22, 2004. Co-organizer with Peter Li and Zhiqin Lu.
  11. Geometric Flows: Theory and Computation. February 23 - 27, 2004, IPAM. Co-organizer with Huai-Dong Cao, Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Richard Hamilton, Gerhard Huisken, and Hongkai Zhao.
  12. Geometric Evolution Equations, Banff Internation Research Station, July 24 - 29, 2004. Co-organizer with Christine Guenther, Jingyi Chen and Klaus Ecker.
  13. 10th Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar, University of California, San Diego, February 8-9, 2003. Co-organizer with Peter Li and Zhiqin Lu.
  14. Workshop on Geometric Evolution Equations, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, July 15 - August 14, 2002

Recent Invited Talks

Invited speaker at Great Lakes Geometry Conference (GLGC) April 14-15, 2012 at Ohio State
45 minute talk at Chern Centennial Conference at MSRI during October 30 to November 5, 2011, Berkeley, CA
1 hour talk at Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar May 7-8, 2011, Seattle, WA
UC-Berkeley Differential Geometry Seminar February 14, 2011, Berkeley, CA
Rutgers Complex Analysis and Geometry Seminar November 5, 2010, New Brunswick, NJ
Cornell Analysis Seminar February 1, 2010, Ithica, NY
Capital Normal University, Beijing, August 14, 2005
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, August 5, 2005
East China Normal University, August 2 & 10, 2005
Fudan University, Shanghai, August 1, 2005
Midwest Geometry Conference, Plenary speaker, April 29-May 1, 2005
AMS meeting at Western Kentucky University, Invited Address, March 18, 2005
Claremont Colleges Mathematics Colloquium, February 9, 2005
3rd International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians 45-minute Invited Speaker, December 20, 2004
7th Pacific Rim Geometry Conference, December 14, 2004
University of Minnesota Seminar, September 16, 2004
East China Normal University July 2004
Fudan University Seminar July 2004
Beijing University Summer School Lecture Series July 2004
Hangzhou Summer School Lecture Series July 2004
Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar Invited Speaker, April 25, 2004
Universiy of Washington Seminar, April 22, 2004
University of Alabama at Birmingham Colloquium, March 5, 2004
Stanford University Seminar, February 11, 2004
UC-Riverside Seminar,
University of Texas Seminar, November 6, 2003
University of Arizona Colloquium, September 18, 2003
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Seminar, June 23, 2003
Ohio State University Colloquium, May 29, 2003
AMS Meeting, San Francisco, May 3, 2003
University of Oregon Colloquium, April 25, 2003
University of Iowa Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series, March 24-28, 2003
18th Annual Geometry Festival Invited Speaker, March 15, 2003
Stanford University Seminar, March 11, 2003
Joint Princeton/IAS/Rutgers Seminar, February 20, 2003
12th Midwest Geometry Conference Invited Speaker, April 27, 2002
UC-Irvine Seminar, April 9, 2002
UC-Santa Barbara Seminar, February 21, 2002
Columbia University Seminar, November 15, 2001
Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar Invited Speaker, October 27, 2001
UC-Los Angeles Seminar, June 8, 2001
Stanford University Seminar, May 2, 2001