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Mark Haskins

Mark Haskins is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Bath. He received his PhD in Mathematics in 2000 from the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Karen Uhlenbeck. He was a JJ Sylvester Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University and a Hodge Fellow at Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, before joining Imperial College, London in 2004. He moved to the University of Bath in 2017.

He held an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship from 2009-2013 and an EPSRC Developing Leaders award from 2013-2015. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. He has given more than 150 invited talks at top international mathematics conferences and seminars in the leading mathematics departments around the world.

His research is in differential geometry and geometric analysis. He has made important contributions to the areas of calibrated geometry and special and exceptional holonomy metrics, including the construction of many new singular special Lagrangian n-folds, the construction of a very large number of new families of compact 7-manifolds with holonomy G_2 and the construction of many compact rigid associative submanifolds in compact 7-manifolds with holonomy G_2. Recently Haskins (with L. Foscolo) discovered the first examples of complete inhomogenous nearly Kähler 6-manifolds, solving a outstanding problem that had been open since the late 1960s.

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