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Benedict H. Gross
• Birthdate: June 22, 1950 South Orange, New Jersey
• B.A. Harvard University, 1971
• M.Sc. Oxford University, 1974
• Ph.D. Harvard University, 1978
• Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1978-82
• Maitre de Conferences, Universite de Paris VII, 1980
• Associate Professor, Brown University, 1982-85
• Professor, Harvard University, 1985-1998
• George Vasmer Leverett Professor, Harvard University, 1998-2017
• Dean for Undergraduate Education, Harvard University, 2002-03
• Dean of Harvard College, 2003-07
• Harvard College Professor, 2011 - 2016
• AMS Committee on Postdoctoral Fellowships, 1978-82
• AMS Committee on Summer Research Conferences, 1981-84
• Selection Committee for Sloan Doctoral Fellowships, 1984-1988
• Editor: Compositio Mathematica, 1980-1991
• Editor: Annales de l’Institute Fourier, 1982-1988
• Editor: Annals of Mathematics, 1985-1990
• Editor: Journal of the AMS, 1994-2000
• Editor: Mathematical Research Letters, 2009-2013
• Editor: Arabian Journal of Mathematics, 2008• Scientific Advisory Committee, MSRI, 1999-2003
• Selection Committee for Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2003-08
• Advisory Board, Berlin Mathematical School, 2009• Advisory Board, Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, 2011• Board of Trustees, Institute for Advanced Study, 2012-2017
• PBK, 1971
• Sheldon Traveling Scholarship, 1971-72
• Marshall Scholarship, 1972-74
• Sloan Fellowship, 1980-83
• MacArthur Fellowship, 1986-1991
• Cole Prize in Number Theory, AMS, 1987
• Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1992
• Member of National Academy of Sciences, 2004
Selected publications:
• Arithmetic on elliptic curves with complex multiplication, Springer
Lecture Notes 776 (1980).
• On the periods of abelian integrals and a formula of Chowla and
Selberg, Inventiones math. 48 (1978).
• (with N. Koblitz) Gauss sums and the p-adic Gamma function,
Annals of Math. 109 (1979).
• (with D. Zagier) Singular moduli, J. Crelle 355 (1985).
• (with D. Zagier) Heegner points and derivatives of L-series. Inventiones math 84(1986).
• (with D. Prasad) The restriction of a representation of SO(n) to
SO(n-1), Canadian math. J. 44 (1992).
• (with M. Hopkins) Equivariant vector bundles on the Lubin-Tate
moduli space, Cantemporary math. AMS 158 (1994).
• (with W. Gan and D. Prasad) Sur les conjectures de Gross et
Prasad, Asterisque 346 (2012).
• (with M. Bhargava) The average size of the 2-Selmer group of the
Jacobians of hyperelliptic curves with a Weierstrass point, TIFR
Studies 22 (2013).
It is a great honor to be nominated to serve on the executive committee
of the IMU as a member-at-large. The program to promote international
cooperation in mathematics is one of central importance to me. With
all of the national conflicts today, mathematics serves as a universal language around which we can all unite. The breadth of exciting topics
which will be discussed at the ICM in Seoul provides a clear demonstration of this.
I have been impressed with the work of the CDC in furthering opportunities for students in developing countries. This is a particular strength of
the IMU. If elected to the executive committee, I would look forward to
working with these programs, to strengthen mathematics worldwide. As
a member of the National Academy of Sciences, I would work to coordinate these efforts with existing American initiatives. Finally, the IMU is
a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU). I would look
forward to promoting our involvement in the initiatives of that organization. Mathematics permeates the world of science, and I look forward
to promoting both the freedom and responsibilities of mathematics and
science globally.
Thank you.
Benedict H Gross