David R. Morrison
Departments of Mathematics and Physics +1-805-893-8309
University of California email@example.com
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Born 29 July 1955, Oakland, California.
A.B. summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1976.
A.M. (mathematics), Harvard University, 1977.
Ph.D. (mathematics), Harvard University, 1980.
Dissertation advisor: Phillip A. Griffiths
Profesional Experience / Employment History
Instructor in Mathematics, Princeton University, 1980-82
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University, 1982-86
Kyoto University Guest Scholar, 1984-85
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Duke University, 1986-92
Visiting Associate Professor, Columbia University, Spring 1987
Professor of Mathematics, Duke University, 1992-97
Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1992-93 and Fall 1993
Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Spring 1995
Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1996-97
James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Duke University, 1997-2007
Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Spring 2000
Mathematics Department Chair, 2002-04
Member, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Fall 2005
Member, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Spring 2006
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006-present
Visiting Researcher, Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Fall 2010
Mathematics Department Chair, 2011-15
Visiting Researcher, Institut Henri Poincaré, Spring 2016
Awards, Honors, and Prizes
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Scholarship, 1973-76
Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, 1976
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1977-80
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1982-84
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 1984-85
American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellowship, 1992-94
Clay Mathematics Institute Senior Scholar, 2005
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2005-06
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Research Professorship, 2006
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2013
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2014
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2015
Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 1997-present
Clay Mathematics Institute Monograph Series, 2007-15
Communications in Mathematical Physics, 2002-03
IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute Publication Series, 2001-04
Letters in Mathematical Physics, 2009-present
New York Journal of Mathematics, 1997-2007
Ph.D. Theses Supervised
Antonella Grassi, Minimal Models of Elliptic Threefolds, Duke University
(Mathematics), May 1990.
Dong-Kwan Shin, Pluricanonical Maps of Threefolds of General Type, Duke
University (Mathematics), May 1990.
Qi Zhang, Adjunction for Vector Bundles, Characterizations of Uniruled
Varieties, and Small Contraction Mappings, Duke University (Mathematics),
Yun-Gang Ye, Relative Brill-Noether Theory and an Infinitesimal Version
of the Harris-Mumford Problem, Duke University (Mathematics), May 1991.
Christopher Scott Peterson, Applications of Liaison Theory to Schemes
Supported on Lines, Growth of the Deficiency Module, and Low Rank
Vector Bundles, Duke University (Mathematics), May 1994 (co-supervisor,
with Juan Migliore).
Yiannis Vlassopoulos, Quantum Cohomology and the Loop Space, Duke
University (Mathematics), December 1998.
Richard Paul Horja, Hypergeometric Functions and Mirror Symmetry in Toric
Varieties, Duke University (Mathematics), December 1999.
Carina Curto, Matrix Model Superpotentials and Calabi-Yau Spaces: an A-D-E
Classification, Duke University (Mathematics), May 2005.
Charlie Ronald Beil, The Geometry of Noncommutative Singularity Resolutions,
UCSB (Mathematics), June 2010.
Jarrod L. Pickens, Geometric Flows on Manifolds with Circle Action, UCSB
(Mathematics), September 2010.
Richard Eager, Equivalence of A-Maximization and Volume Minimization, UCSB
(Physics), June 2011.
Tomás Kabbabe, In Search of Exceptional Collections, UCSB (Mathematics),
Stepan Sebouh Paul, Gathering Data on Pn: Based Linear Systems and Veronese
Embeddings, UCSB (Mathematics), June 2013.
James Kenneth Sully, Approaches to Emergent Spacetime in Gauge/Gravity Duality,
UCSB (Physics), September 2013, (co-supervisor, with Joe Polchinski).
Peter R. Merkx, Global Symmetries of Six Dimensional Superconformal Field
Theories, UCSB (Mathematics), September 2017.
David Wen, On Minimal and Canonical Models of Elliptic Fourfold with Section,
UCSB (Mathematics), June 2018.
22 May 2018
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