Celebratio Mathematica

Benedict H. Gross

Benedict Gross

George Vas­mer Lever­ett Pro­fess­or of Math­em­at­ics
De­part­ment of Math­em­at­ics
Har­vard Uni­versity

Birth­d­ate: June 22, 1950 South Or­ange, New Jer­sey

Curriculum vitae

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, 2002–2003
Dean of Har­vard Col­lege, 2003–2007
Har­vard Col­lege, Pro­fess­or, 2011–2016


AMS Com­mit­tee on Postdoc­tor­al Fel­low­ships, 1978–82
AMS Com­mit­tee on Sum­mer Re­search Con­fer­ences, 1981–1984
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–present
Sci­entif­ic Ad­vis­ory Com­mit­tee, MSRI, 1999–2003
Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee for Sloan Postdoc­tor­al Fel­low­ships, 2003–08
Ad­vis­ory Board, Ber­lin Math­em­at­ic­al School, 2009–2017
Ad­vis­ory Board, Vi­et­nam In­sti­tute for Ad­vanced Study in Math­em­at­ics, 2011–present
Board of Trust­ees, In­sti­tute for Ad­vanced Study, 2012–2017
Ex­ec­ut­ive com­mit­tee, In­ter­na­tion­al Math­em­at­ic­al Uni­on, 2015–2019

PBK, 1971
Shel­don Trav­el­ing Schol­ar­ship, 1971–1972
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
Mem­ber of Amer­ic­an Philo­soph­ic­al So­ci­ety, 2017
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”, In­vent. Math. 48 (1978)
  • (with N. Kob­litz) “Gauss sums and the \( p \)-ad­ic \( \Gamma \)-func­tion”, Ann. Math. 109 (1979)
  • (with D. Za­gi­er) “Sin­gu­lar mod­uli”, J. Crelle 355 (1985)
  • (with D. Za­gi­er) “Hee­gn­er points and de­riv­at­ives of \( L \)-series”, In­vent. Math. 84 (1986)
  • (with D. Prasad) “On the de­com­pos­i­tion of a rep­res­ent­a­tion of \( \mathrm{SO}_n \) when re­stric­ted to \( \mathrm{SO}_{n-1} \)”, Ca­na­dian J. Math. 44 (1992)
  • (with M. Hop­kins) “Equivari­ant vec­tor bundles on the Lu­b­in-Tate mod­uli space”, Con­tem­por­ary Math. AMS 158 (1994)
  • (with W. Gan and D. Prasad) “Sur les con­jec­tures de Gross et Prasad”, Astérisque 346 (2012)
  • (with M. Bhar­gava) “The av­er­age size of the 2-Selmer group of the Jac­obi­ans of hy­per­el­lipt­ic curves with a Wei­er­strass point”, in Auto­morph­ic rep­res­ent­a­tions and \( L \)-func­tion, Tata In­sti­tute of Fun­da­ment­al Re­search Stud­ies in Math­em­at­ics, 22 (2013)