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Robin Cope Hartshorne (born March 15, 1938) is an American mathematician. Hartshorne is an algebraic geometer who studied with Oscar Zariski, David Mumford, Jean-Pierre Serre and Alexander Grothendieck.

Robin Hartshorne
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Born (1938-03-15) March 15, 1938 (age 81)
Alma materPrinceton University
AwardsSteele Prize (1979)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
Doctoral advisorJohn Coleman Moore
Oscar Zariski
Doctoral studentsMei-Chu Chang
Lawrence Ein
David Gieseker
Mark Gross
Arthur Ogus

He was a Putnam Fellow in Fall, 1958. He received his doctorate from Princeton University in 1963[1] and then became a Junior Fellow at Harvard University, where he taught for several years. In the 1970s he was appointed to the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently[when?] retired.

Hartshorne is the author of the text Algebraic Geometry.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]


Selected publicationsEdit

  • Foundations of Projective Geometry, New York: W. A. Benjamin, 1967;
  • Ample Subvarieties of Algebraic Varieties, New York: Springer-Verlag. 1970;
  • Algebraic Geometry, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1977;[3] corrected 6th printing, 1993. GTM 52, ISBN 0-387-90244-9
  • Families of Curves in P3 and Zeuthen's Problem. Vol. 617. American Mathematical Society, 1997.
  • Geometry: Euclid and Beyond, New York: Springer-Verlag, 2000;[4] corrected 2nd printing, 2002;[5] corrected 4th printing, 2005. ISBN 0-387-98650-2
  • Local Cohomology: A Seminar Given by A. Grothendieck, Harvard University. Fall, 1961. Vol. 41. Springer, 2006. (lecture notes by R. Hartshorne)
  • Deformation Theory, Springer-Verlag, GTM 257, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4419-1595-5[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Robin Hartshorne at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-19.
  3. ^ Shatz, Stephen S. (1979). "Review of Algebraic geometry by Robin Hartshorne". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (N.S.). 1: 553–560. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-1979-14618-4.
  4. ^ Henderson, David W. (2002). "Review of Geometry: Euclid and beyond by Robin Hartshorne" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (N.S.). 39: 563–571.
  5. ^ Seddighin, Morteza (21 April 2004). "Review of Geometry: Euclid and Beyond by R. Hartshorne". MAA Reviews, Mathematical Association of America,
  6. ^ Zaldivar, Felipe (9 March 2010). "Review of Deformation Theory by R. Hartshorne". MAA Reviews, Mathematical Association of America,

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