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Hwang, Jun-Muk

/ School of Mathematics

Complex Geometry

Jun-Muk Hwang works on algebraic geometry and complex geometry. With his collaborator Ngaiming Mok, he has developed the theory of varieties of minimal rational tangents, which combines methods of algebraic geometry and differential geometry in the study of rational curves on algebraic varieties. He has applied this theory to settle a number of problems on algebraic varieties covered by rational curves, in particular, Fano varieties. He has also made contribution to other areas of complex algebraic geometry with various collaborators. They include the geometry of quotients of bounded symmetric domains and holomorphic Lagrangian fibrations.

Hwang, Jun-Muk
  • 9/1999 - present: Professor, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Korea
  • 9/1996 - 8/1999: Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, Korea
  • 9/1995 - 6/1996: Postdoc. Fellow, MSRI, U.S.A.
  • 8/1993 - 8/1996: Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, U.S.A.
  • 1993 Ph.D. (adviser: Y.-T. Siu) Harvard University, U.S.A.
  • Ho-Am Prize, 2009
  • Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, since 2007
  • Best Scientist/Engineer of Korea (Presidential), 2006
  • Scientist of the Year Award (Korean National Assembly), 2006
  • Korea Science Prize (Presidential), 2001
  • Award for Excellent Articles, Korean Mathematical Society, 2000
  • Office:1305 / TEL) 82-2-958-3716 / FAX) 82-2-958-3786
  • School of Mathematics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
    85 Hoegiro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-722, Korea