Phillip Griffiths

Phillip A. Griffiths, Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics, first came to the Institute as a Member in 1968 and served as its Director from 1991 to 2003. 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. He 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.