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Department of Mathematics
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive  # 0112
La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
Office: AP&M 6260
Phone: (858) 534-6347
James McKernan
Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair
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.

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