Christopher Hacon is a mathematician who specializes in the field of Algebraic Geometry which, losely speaking, is a branch of mathe matics that studies the geometric properties of sets defined by polynomial equations. Together with his co-authors, Hacon has proved many foundational results on the geometry of higher dimensional algebraic varieties including the celebrated result on the finite generation of canonical rings.
Christopher Hacon was born in Manchester in 1970, he attended the University of Pisa, the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and UCLA. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017) and the National Academy of Sciences (2018) and he has been awarded the Clay research award (2007), the Cole Prize (2009), the Feltrinelli Prize (2011), and the Breakthrough Prize (2018).
Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah