Department of Mathematics and the College
Tsao-Hsien Chen’s research focuses on the interaction between algebraic geometry and representation theory of groups. He looks for ways to apply methods from one of these areas to solve problems in another. These problems are closely related to the conjectures of Langlands, a central topic in modern mathematics.
Chen’s most recent publications include “Geometric Langlands in prime characteristic” (forthcoming), “Non-Abelian Hodge Theory for Algebraic Curves in Characteristic p,” “On the Cohomology of Fano Varieties and Springer Correspondence,” and “A Formula for the Geometric Jacquet Functor and Its Character Sheaf Analogue.” In 2016, he was selected as a US Junior Oberwolfach Fellow, an initiative that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Chen earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from National Taiwan University and a PhD in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, where his research was funded by the NSF. Most recently, he served as a Ralph Boas assistant professor of mathematics at Northwestern University.