# Joe Harris (mathematician)

**Joseph Daniel Harris** (* 1951 ), called Joe Harris, is an American mathematician who studies algebraic geometry .

Harris studied at Harvard University , where he received his doctorate from Phillip Griffiths in 1978 *(A bound on the geometric genus of projective varieties)* . Then Moore was an instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , later a professor at Brown University and from the late 1980s back at Harvard. From 2002 to 2005 he was head of the math department at Harvard.

Harris is known for various textbooks on algebraic geometry, some with Griffiths, in which he emphasizes connections to classical algebraic geometry of the 19th century and the Italian school at the beginning of the 20th century.

In 1982 he became a research fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation ( Sloan Research Fellow ). In 1983 he was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Warsaw ( *Recent work on* ). In 2002 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2011 to the National Academy of Sciences .

His PhD students include Ravi Vakil , Rahul Pandharipande and Dan Abramovich .

## Fonts

- with Phillip Griffiths:
*Principles of Algebraic Geometry,*Wiley 1978, ISBN 978-0-471-05059-9 - with Griffiths, Enrico Arbarello , Maurizio Cornalba :
*Geometry of Algebraic Curves, Vol. 1,*Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-90997-4 - with William Fulton :
*Representation Theory, A First Course,*Springer, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 1991, ISBN 978-0-387-97495-8 -
*Algebraic Geometry: A First Course,*Springer 1992, ISBN 978-0-387-97716-4 - with David Eisenbud :
*The Geometry of Schemes,*Springer, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 2000, ISBN 978-0-387-98638-8 (first as*Schemes - the language of modern algebraic geometry*1992, Wadsworth and Brook / Cole) - with Ian Morrison:
*Moduli of Curves,*Springer 1998, ISBN 978-0-387-98438-4 - with David Eisenbud:
*Curves in projective space,*Les Presses de l´Université de Montréal, 1982

## Web links

- Joe Harris in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)

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SURNAME | Harris, Joe |

ALTERNATIVE NAMES | Harris, Joseph (real name); Harris, Joseph Daniel (full name) |

BRIEF DESCRIPTION | American mathematician |

DATE OF BIRTH | 1951 |