David Gieseker


David Arends Gieseker (born 23 November 1943 in Oakland, California)[1] is an American mathematician, specializing in algebraic geometry.

Gieseker received his bachelor's degree in 1965 from Reed College and his master's degree from Harvard University in 1967. In 1970 he received his Ph.D. under Robin Hartshorne with thesis Contributions to the Theory of Positive Embeddings in Algebraic Geometry.[2] Gieseker became a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1975 and retired in 2022.

The topics of his research include geometric invariant theory and moduli of vector bundles over algebraic curves.

Selected publicationsEdit


  • with Spencer Bloch: Bloch, Spencer; Gieseker, David (1971). "The positivity of the Chern classes of an ample vector bundle". Inventiones Mathematicae. 12 (2): 112–117. doi:10.1007/BF01404655. S2CID 122235253.
  • Gieseker, D. (1977). "On the moduli of vector bundles on an algebraic surface". Ann. of Math. 106 (2): 45–60. doi:10.2307/1971157. JSTOR 1971157.
  • Gieseker, D. (1977). "Global moduli for surfaces of general type". Inventiones Mathematicae. 43 (3): 233–282. doi:10.1007/BF01390081. S2CID 120365783.
  • Gieseker, D. (1979). "On a theorem of Bogomolov on Chern classes of stable bundles". American Journal of Mathematics. 101 (1): 77–85. doi:10.2307/2373939. JSTOR 2373939.
  • Gieseker, D. (1982). "Stable curves and special divisors: Petri's conjecture". Inventiones Mathematicae. 66 (2): 251–275. doi:10.1007/BF01389394. S2CID 119765220.
  • with Jun Li: "Irreducibility of moduli of rank two vector bundles". J. Differential Geom. 40: 23–104. 1994. doi:10.4310/jdg/1214455287.
  • with Jun Li: Gieseker, David; Li, Jun (1996). "Moduli of high rank vector bundles over surfaces". J. Amer. Math. Soc. 9: 107–151. doi:10.1090/S0894-0347-96-00171-3.



  1. ^ biographical information from American Men and Women of Science, Thomson Gale 2004
  2. ^ David Gieseker at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

External linksEdit

  • New Developments in Stability and Moduli, Conference in Honor of the 68th Birthday of David Gieseker, July 18–23, 2011, Hang-Zhou and Li Jiang, China