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Michael Harris (mathematician)

American mathematician

Michael Howard Harris (born 1954) is an American mathematician who deals with number theory and algebra. He made notable contributions to the Langlands program, for which he (alongside Richard Taylor) won the 2007 Clay Research Award.

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Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation, 2015Edit

Michael Harris (18 January 2015). Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-1-4008-5202-4. 

  • Langlands and Grothendieck are both (at least) Giants by any measure, and both were consciously successors of Galois.
    • p. 24
  • Langlands' life has been by no means as extravagant as Grothendieck's, but his romanticism is evident to anyone who reads his prose; the audacity of his program, one of the most elaborate syntheses of conjectures and theorems ever undertaken, has few equivalents in any field of scholarship.
    • p. 26

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