Michael Harris

Michael Harris

Department of Mathematics




Faculty Profile

Academic Focus: 
Number Theory and Automorphic Forms


Michael Harris is professor of mathematics at the Université Paris-Diderot and Columbia University. He is the author or coauthor of more than seventy mathematical books and articles, and has received a number of prizes, including the Clay Research Award, which he shared in 2007 with Richard Taylor.

Harris received his PhD from Harvard University. He taught for 17 years at Brandeis University, and has been a long-term visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow and its branch in Leningrad/St. Petersburg, and Harvard University, and has had extended visits to the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kyoto, the SFB in M√ľnster, the Morningside Institute in Beijing, the Hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology, and Magdalen College, Oxford. In the fall of 1984 he was a visiting professor at Bethlehem University in Palestine.  From 1985 through 1989 he was one of the coordinators of the Science for Nicaragua project of the Cambridge (MA)-based group Science for the People.