Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Harbater focuses on algebraic geometry and number theory in his research, particularly the area of Galois theory. His work involves the study of symmetry, which has applications in many fields, including physics, chemistry, and cryptography, among others. In 1995 he received the prestigious Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra from the American Mathematical Society, awarded approximately once every five years. Harbater was awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1995, and has received fellowships from the American Mathematical Society, the National Science Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In the spring, he will visit Tel Aviv University to give a series of lectures on his research as their 2007 Sackler Lecturer. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.