# Robert Lazarsfeld

**Robert Kendall Lazarsfeld** (born April 15, 1953) is an American mathematician, currently a professor at Stony Brook University.[1] He was previously the Raymond L Wilder Collegiate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.[2] He is the son of sociologist Paul Lazarsfeld. His research focuses on algebraic geometry and from 2012–2013 he served as the Managing Editor of the Michigan Mathematical Journal.[3]

Robert Lazarsfeld | |
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Born | |

Nationality | American |

Alma mater | Brown University Harvard University |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Stony Brook University University of Michigan University of California, Los Angeles |

Doctoral advisor | William Fulton |

Doctoral students | Christopher Hacon Mihnea Popa |

Lazarsfeld went to Harvard for Undergrad and earned his doctorate from Brown University in 1980, under supervision of William Fulton.[4]

In 2006 Lazarsfeld was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[5] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[6] In 2015 he was awarded the AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition.[7]

## Selected works

- Lazarsfeld, Robert (2004).
*Positivity in algebraic geometry, Vol. I*. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 3-540-22533-1.;*Positivity in algebraic geometry, Vol. II*. 2004. ISBN 3-540-22534-X.[8] - Lazarsfeld, Robert; Van de Ven, Antonius (2012) [1984].
*Topics in the geometry of projective space: Recent work of FL Zak*. DMV Seminar Vol. 4. Birkhäuser; with an addendum by Fyodor Zak

## References

- Robert Lazarsfeld's CV
- Univ. of Michigan Mathematics Dept. Faculty Listing, retrieved 2010-10-27.
- University of Michigan Michigan Math Journal Site
- Robert Lazarsfeld at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Three U-M faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
*The Record*, May 8, 2006, University of Michigan. Accessed May 31, 2011 - List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.
- 2015 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition
- Kollár, János (2006). "Review:
*Positivity in algebraic geometry. I–II*. by Robert Lazarsfeld" (PDF).*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.)*.**43**(2): 279–280. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-06-01087-1.

## External links

- Website at Stony Brook University
- Robert Lazarsfeld publications indexed by Google Scholar