David R. Morrison
Departments of Mathematics and Physics +1-805-893-8309 University of California firstname.lastname@example.org Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA email@example.com
Born 29 July 1955, Oakland, California. U.S. citizen.
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
Publications (listed separately)
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), September 1990. 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), December 2012. 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.
Last update: 22 September 2017