Harbourne named an AMS fellow

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Mon, 11/01/2021 - 15:03

Brian Harbourne, Willa Cather Professor in the Department of Mathematics, was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for contributions to algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, and for mathematical exposition.

AMS Fellows have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

One of forty-five mathematical scientists globally honored this year, Harbourne is an internationally recognized researcher who has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in top journals and been cited more than 1,000 times.

"It is an honor to welcome a new class of AMS Fellows and to congratulate them for their notable contributions to mathematics and to the profession," AMS President Ruth Charney said. "We extend our thanks to the nominators and members of the selection committee for their help in highlighting the outstanding achievements of their colleagues."

Harbourne has given more than 60 invited conference and colloquium talks over the past decade and been instrumental in organizing high-profile conferences and workshops. He has also secured significant external funding, including several National Security Agency grants and a five-year collaboration grant from the Simons Foundation.