Phillip A. Griffiths

Phillip A. Griffiths
Professor Emeritus
School of Mathematics

Phillip Griffiths initiated with his collaborators the theory of variation of Hodge structure, which has come to play a central role in many aspects of algebraic geometry and its uses in modern theoretical physics. In addition to algebraic geometry, he has made contributions to differential and integral geometry, geometric function theory, and the geometry of partial differential equations. A former Director of the Institute (1991–2003), Griffiths chairs the Science Initiative Group, which fosters science in the developing world through programs such as the Carnegie–IAS African Regional Initiative in Science and Education.

 

Princeton University, Ph.D. 1962; Harvard University, Professor 1972–83, Dwight Parker Robinson Professor of Mathematics 1983; Duke University, Provost and James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics 1983–91; Institute for Advanced Study, Member 1968–70, Visitor 1981, Director 1991–2003, Professor 2004–09, Chair of the Science Initiative Group 1999–, Professor Emeritus 2009–; Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Foreign Associate; American Mathematical Society, Fellow; Indian Academy of Sciences, Foreign Associate; National Academy of Sciences, Member; TWAS, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Foreign Associate; American Mathematical Society, Leroy P. Steele Prize 1971; Academy of Sciences at Göttingen, Dannie Heineman Prize 1979; International Mathematical Union, Secretary 1999–2006; Ordem Nacional do Mérito Cientifico, Brazil, 2002; Royal Dutch Mathematical Society, Brouwer Prize 2008; Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics 2008; American Mathematical Society, Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement 2014

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