Harold Stark

Harold Mead Stark (born August 6, 1939 in Los Angeles, California)[1] is an American mathematician, specializing in number theory. He is best known for his solution of the Gauss class number 1 problem, in effect correcting and completing the earlier work of Kurt Heegner, and for Stark's conjecture. More recently, he collaborated with Audrey Terras to study zeta functions in graph theory. He is currently on the faculty of the University of California, San Diego.

Harold M. Stark
Born (1939-08-06) August 6, 1939
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
AwardsAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences
United States National Academy of Sciences
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, San Diego
Doctoral advisorDerrick Henry Lehmer
Doctoral studentsJeffrey Hoffstein
Jeffrey Lagarias
M. Ram Murty
Andrew Odlyzko

Stark received his bachelor's degree from California Institute of Technology in 1961 and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964. He was on the faculty at the University of Michigan from 1964 to 1968, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1968 to 1980, and at the University of California, San Diego from 1980 to the present.[2]

Stark was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983 and to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2007.[1][2] In 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[3]

Selected publications

  • Stark, Harold M. (1978). An Introduction to Number Theory. Cambridge: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-69060-7, pbk; 1970 edition. Markham Publishing Co.[4]


  1. "Biographies of Candidates 2007" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 54 (8): 1043–1057. September 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
  2. "UC San Diego Mathematics Professor Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences". University of California, San Diego. 2007-05-01. Archived from the original on June 10, 2010. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
  3. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-08-05.
  4. Corwin, Lawrence (1971). "Review: An introduction to number theory by Harold Stark" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 77 (2): 178–179. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1971-12669-1.
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