During his time at Tel-Aviv University, Dennis Gaitsgory studied algebra, algebraic geometry and representation theory under the guidance of Joseph Bernstein, receiving his PhD in 1998. His thesis, entitled "Automorphic sheaves and Eisenstein series", develops ideas of A. Beilinson, V. Drinfeld and G. Laumon that deal with the geometrization of the theory of automorphic forms.
Since the Fall of 1996, he has spent most of the academic year in the US. He was twice a member at the IAS (Princeton, NJ) during the 1996-1997 and 1998-1999 academic years, and in 1997 he was admitted as a Junior Fellow to the Harvard Society of Fellows. He received the Clay Research Fellowship for the period 2000-2004.
Starting in the Fall of 2001, Dennis Gaitsgory will join the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago, as an Associate Professor.
Dennis Gaitsgory holds his Clay Research Fellow from July 7, 2000 to June 6, 2004.