Curriculum Vitae

Benedict H. Gross

Birthdate: June 22, 1950 South Orange, New Jersey

Education: 

B.A. Harvard University, 1971
M.Sc. Oxford University, 1974
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1978

Appointments: 

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

Service: 

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

Honors: 

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).

Statement:

My research is in number theory and representation theory. 
I am also interested in teaching mathematics at all levels, 
and in communicating the great ideas in mathematics to the general public. 
We form a link in a great intellectual chain, dating back to the mathematicians
of antiquity, which is our responsibility to enhance and maintain.